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Delicious Egg Drop Soup

This egg drop soup is actually called egg flower soup (Danhuatang) is so flavorful and delicious. You won’t believe it is from your own kitchen and not a fancy Chinese restaurant. Brianna came up with this recipe since mom is allergic to soy. In an attempt to eat Chinese food and enjoy a hot cup of egg drop soup off Brianna went to the kitchen to experiment. This is the result. It is a perfect soup and you won’t even notice that it does not have soy sauce in it!  We couldn’t find a date for its origin but fowl have been domesticated in China for eggs as far back as 14oo BC so we must assume it has been around for a very long time. 
 
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Is Egg Drop Soup Healthy?

Yes, it is healthy, especially when you use a bone broth.  You will have a collagen-rich protein-filled soup that will nourish your body.  Making it yourself you can also control the salt and avoid the soy.

Is Egg Flower Soup The Same As Egg Drop Soup?

Yes!  Egg flower soup is the same!

Why Is It Called Egg Flower Soup?

It does not contain flowers or flower petals but from the tender ribbons of egg in the soup that blossom while drizzling it into the hot soup broth.

Is Egg Flower Soup Fattening?

Egg flower soup is a healthy soup that is low in calories and high in protein. The chicken and bone broths both have lots of healthy collagen in them and nourish your body.

What Makes Egg Drop Soup So Thick?

Egg drop soup is thickened with cornstarch, flour or arrowroot powder. 

Which Is Healthier Egg Drop Soup Or Wonton Soup?

Both are healthy options but Wonton soup has less fat than egg drop soup does.

Is Egg Drop Soup Good For You When You Are Sick?

Homemade egg drop soup is a healthy way to nourish your body. Delicious steamy chicken broth or bone broth will help soothe your poor stuffy sinus and nourish your body and the egg is a good source of protein that gives your body energy when it is lacking it from being sick. 

Is Egg Drop Soup Vegetarian?

No, egg drop soup is not vegetarian. It is made with chicken or bone broth and chicken eggs.

Can Egg Drop Soup Be Reheated?

This soup does not reheat as well as a normal soup. The eggs tend to lose the texture of the fresh soup so you can reheat it but it won’t be as good as it was the first time. It is so easy to make though so just make a fresh batch.

What You Will Need To Make Egg Drop Soup:

  • Pan
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Pre-made chicken or bone broth
  • Large wooden or metal spoon
  • Whisk
  • Bowl for beating eggs
  • Scissors or knife for cutting green onions
  • An apron to protect your clothes
  • Cutting board to protect your countertop
  • Bowls for serving
  • Spoons for serving

Soy Free Egg Drop Soup Recipe

5 cups chicken or vegetable broth or bone broth
2-3 eggs, beaten
4 green onions, sliced thin
3 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons arrowroot, plus 2 tablespoons water (southern China uses cornstarch to thicken Egg Flower Soup)
3/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt, adjust to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, adjust to taste

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Combine broth, ginger, and fish sauce in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk together the arrowroot and water and pour into the soup. Stir to combine. When slightly thickened slowly pour in the beaten eggs, while stirring the soup in one direction. Remove from the heat and add the green onions. Taste once more and adjust seasonings as needed.

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Delicious Egg Drop Soup

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A delicious steamy bowl of egg drop soup without all of that soy. Try this recipe, you'll like it!

Ingredients

  • 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth or bone broth
  • 2-3 eggs, beaten
  • 4 green onions, sliced thin
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot, plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt, adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, adjust to taste

Instructions

Combine broth, ginger, and fish sauce in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, add salt and pepper to taste. Whisk together the arrowroot and water and pour into the soup. Stir to combine. When slightly thickened slowly pour in the beaten eggs, while stirring the soup in one direction. Remove from the heat and add the green onions. Taste once more and adjust seasonings as needed.

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