Low(er) Fat Egg Drop Soup

Chinese Egg Drop Soup With Noodles
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Classic Chinese egg drop soup comes packed with flavor, but also calories. Simply substituting egg whites for whole eggs reduces the fat content in this nourishing soup.

What You'll Need

  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 2
  • Egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry, optional
  • 2
  • Green onions, (spring onions, scallions) green parts only, thinly sliced into small rounds

How to Make It

  1. In a wok or saucepan, bring the 4 cups of chicken broth to a boil.
  2. Add the sugar, salt, and the rice wine or dry sherry if using. Cook for about another minute.
  3. Remove from the heat. Gradually stir in the egg white, stirring in one direction only. (Chopsticks are ideal for this if you have them).
  4. Garnish with the green onion and serve.