Easy Breezy Egg Drop Soup

These recipes are the concoctions of (fictitious) cartoon comic chef extraordinaire, Sherri’s neighbor and cooking mentor, Chef Chumley.  Chef and Sherri are happy to bring them to you on Wednesdays and Fridays.


This recipe comes to you straight from the Far East. The Far East of Staten Island, that is. But whether it came from the East, West, North, South, up, down, or inside out, it is hot and historically delicious!


Easy Breezy Egg Drop Soup


Prep time: 15 minutes  •  Cook time: 10-15 minutes • Yields 4-6 Servings

2 quarts chicken broth
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 1⁄2 tsp sesame oil
3 Tbsp corn starch
3 Tbsp water
2 eggs lightly beaten
Scallions (optional)


Bring chicken broth, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil to a boil in a 4 quart pot (at least).

Combine corn starch and water in a bowl and slowly pour into boiling broth. Stir and let boil for another minute.

Turn off heat. Slowly pour in eggs while stirring gently.

Ladel soup into bowls, and garnish with thinly sliced scallions, if desired.


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