Egg Drop Soup

Basic Egg Drop Soup

Basic Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup time! I posted a picture of my egg drop soup on Instagram a little while back and have been getting requests for the recipe mainly from my friends and family buried beneath several feet of snow. I just learned that my hometown has received over 8.5 FEET of snow in just the past 6.5 weeks. HOLY CRAZY. These poor people have been receiving at least one snow day a week for the past month. Boohoo, poor New Englanders. ;)

This recipe is perfect for the snowed in folk as the only two ingredients you actually need, is broth and eggs (and salt). It also takes about 5 minutes to make. It’s great with added flavors, but the core ingredients are only broth and eggs so it's super simple to make with whatever you have in your kitchen.

You can use any type of broth you have on hand- beef, chicken, pork, vegetable… they’ll each bring a different flavor profile to the dish, but it will be delicious either way. The beef and pork will bring the most flavor, while the chicken and vegetable will be more basic without any added seasonings or spices.

I have made this with both pork and chicken broth so far. With the chicken, I added fish sauce, ginger, and chopped onions cooked in bacon fat. To a few bowls I added spiralized zucchini as well to make the soup more filling. I personally thought the onions were too noticeable, even when finely chopped. I didn’t like getting pieces of onion in my spoonfuls of soup. Next time if I were to want an onion flavor, I will just add onion powder and sliced green onions on top after the soup was done cooking.

I prefered the soup using a pork broth over the chicken because the flavor of the broth had more depth. I just added some salt, fish sauce, and called it a day. Super simple and easy and great for breakfast. I don’t drink coffee in the morning, so it was a real treat to have my breakfast be a cup of hot liquid with added protein. I even chopped up some cooked sausages and tossed it in their for my breakfast. I mean.... it's essentially sausage and eggs! Maybe I’m weird, but at least my tummy and I are happy!

Makes: 1 serving
Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup broth
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon (splash) fish sauce for that umami kick
  • chopped scallions as garnish (optional- I didn’t have any on hand but I wish I had!)

1. Bring your broth to a boil.
2. Whisk your egg in a bowl.
3. Slowly pour the egg into the boiling broth in a thin stream while stirring the broth so that the egg doesn't clump.
4. Add your spices, mix, serve.

Bhadabing bhadaboom.