Egg Drop Soup

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Ingredients for Egg Drop soup

6 cups water
About 1 and 1/2 TBSPs of “Better than Bouillon” extract
1/2 TEA garlic powder
1/2 TEA ginger powder
2 eggs, whisked well
1 or 2 green onion sprigs, chopped
2 TBSP arrowroot powder
1/2 TEA xanthan gum (if you don’t have this, skip it — it’s just a thickener)
1 TBSP soy sauce (or coconut aminos which are gluten-free)
Optional: Carrots, or other spices like thyme, or rosemary

Directions for Egg Drop soup

1. Whisk the eggs and set it aside. It will be added to the egg drop soup at the very end.

2. Heat the water and “Better than Bouillon” extract together, along with the garlic, ginger powder and soy sauce. If you don’t want to use soy sauce, just add salt (to taste) instead. In a separate small dish, whisk together the arrowroot powder and xanthan gum to wet it, which dissolves it immediately. Once it’s stirred together well, pour this mixture into the pot of soup. It may not dissolve right away, that’s okay. It needs to hit ‘boiling’ before it dissolves completely. Doing it this way allows the arrowroot mixture to dissolve more uniformly in the whole pot of broth.

3. Put in the fresh green onions now. Some people like to add peas, carrots, TOFU, or other spices like thyme or rosemary. I will leave the flavorings up to you.

4. Take a little sip of the soup. When the flavor of the soup is where you like it, and it reaches a boil, turn off the heat and move it off the heating element. Next slowly (and I must emphasize “slowly”) go ahead and pour the egg into the hot soup.

There is an art to doing this, try to pour it in very thin strands, don’t dump it in because you’ll make a scrambled egg in there! Also, do not whisk the egg into the soup, just pour it in slowly. Without any stirring, simply cover the soup for approximately 5 to 10 minutes without disturbing it. It’s ready to eat and it’s free of MSG.

If soup is your thing, you can try my other recipe for Heavenly Cream of Mushroom soup: CLICK HERE

NOTE: If you prefer, you could buy ready-made organic chicken broth and start with that as the base. I’ve done it myself, and it works but it’s less tasty. You will just have to add the arrowroot powder, soy sauce, green onion and the two eggs!