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4 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
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Traditional Egg Drop Soup

A low calorie, low fat and low carb delicious soup.



  1. Reserve 1/2 cup of the stock and mix with the cornstarch until dissolved.
  2. Place the chicken stock, ginger, soy sauce, green onions, mushrooms and white pepper in a pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the cornstarch and stock mixture and stir. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. Slowly pour in the beaten eggs while stirring the soup. The egg will spread out into ribbons.
  5. Turn off the heat and garnish with a few more chopped green onions.
  6. Serve immediately.
  7. Note: based on a recipe from Garrett McCord of Vanilla Garlic.
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I use low sodium broth and low sodium soy sauce or tamari. Love, love, love it.
06 Jan 19 by member: muppet1956
good but a little salty for my taste -will try it with low sodium broth and soy sauce
20 Feb 17 by member: KAC777
I made it without the corn starch and I added some chopped chicken breast, sweet corn and brussel sprouts. Loved it!
14 Jan 13 by member: amalia1989
Anitaannie..points are how weight watchers keeps track of your food intake. You are allowed a certain number of points per day and you can eat anything you wish as long as you stay within your point allotment. It goes to reason that you should eat foods that are kwo in points so you can eat more and have a greater variety of foods each day. Hope this helps.
10 Feb 12 by member: Loweern
very good!!! &what does it mean when people comment 2pts?
02 Jan 12 by member: anitaannie
2 pts
03 Dec 11 by member: mama mel
I left out the soy sauce, added a bit of sea salt, added 2 extra cups of broth (10 cal per cup) and added 4 oz ground chicken and an extra onion - - YUMMM - my daughter who hates soups, LOVED this. By far, better than we have ever had from take-out Chinese - I dont know what 1 serving would be since I added to it.. but in my pot of soup.. If you divide it equally by 4, its 205 cal each (would have been a lot less if I hadn't added chicken)and one of these 4 servings is HUGE - If there were an option for 6 stars, Id do it.
13 Feb 11 by member: mskimmy21
Is one serving of soup always 1 cup? It sounds really good!
19 Jan 11 by member: MeganJo22
My wife and I both really enjoyed this recipe. It was super easy to make and tasted great.
18 Aug 10 by member: ryanh
15 May 10 by member: Susie-Q
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Nutrition summary:

There are 83 calories in 1 serving of Traditional Egg Drop Soup.
Calorie break-down: 44% fat, 24% carbs, 32% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 37
Calories 83
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 4.08g 6%
  Saturated Fat 1.245g 6%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.636g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.554g  
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 1072mg 45%
Potassium 150mg  
Total Carbohydrate 4.94g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
  Sugars 0.77g  
Protein 6.55g  
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 15% Iron 25%
of RDI*
(83 calories)
4% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (24%)
Fat (44%)
Protein (32%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories