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Homemade Egg Drop Soup

Course Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Serving Up Southern


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 3 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar


  • Bring stock to a boil and thicken with cornstarch mixture, stirring with a whisk.
  • Turn burner off.
  • Beat egg with oil and water.
  • Pour egg very slowly into stock while stirring gently and constantly with a wooden spoon
  • Add salt and sugar.


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