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Egg Drop Soup

Low Carbohydrate Recipe

Make this tasty egg drop soup thickened with cornstarch. The base is chicken broth with eggs, seasoning, scallions and sesame oil.

Steaming Egg Drop Soup

Ingredients

1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon sugar substitute (such as Stevia)
1/4 teaspoon seasoning mix
3/4 teaspoon salt
5 cups fat free chicken broth
2 eggs
2 scallions, chopped
2 teaspoons sesame oil

Recipe Directions

Mix cornstarch with water. In a large pan, mix sugar substitute, seasoning and salt with chicken broth. Bring to a rapid boil. Stir until no longer cloudy.

Beat eggs in a small bowl until foamy. Fold in beaten eggs slowly. Do not stir. Turn off heat. Drop in scallions and sesame oil. Mix gently. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 48; Total Fat 2.2g; Protein 2.4g; Carbohydrates 1.7g; Fiber 0.1g

Variation: Pisano Egg Drop and Parmesan Cheese Soup

Parmesan CheeseYou can add cooked chicken cut into bite-sized pieces to this soup if you want something a bit more hearty. This is very good with a thin slice of lemon floating on top.

4 cups chicken stock or broth
Salt and pepper
2 eggs
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

Heat the stock or broth to a boil over high heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Beat the eggs with the Parmesan and parsley and season with a bit of salt and pepper. Slow stir the egg mixture into the soup and stir constantly for 2-3 minutes until the eggs float to the top and form tiny "flakes".

Serve Immediately, or let it cool a bit. Either way it is tasty. Serves 4. Total Carbohydrates: 2.

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