1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Made Egg Drop Soup for The First Time Tonight

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Blatz, May 15, 2015.

  1. Blatz

    Blatz Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    5,192
    Likes Received:
    614
    It turned out pretty good but it seemed to be missing something. It was a real cheap meal to make and it was surprisingly filling. I made a good size pot and it all disappeared quickly. {Had a few friends over)

    This is what I thew together because it is what I had in the house and it's what I could remember from a recipe I saw a few days ago.

    3 eggs
    1 tablespoon of soy sauce
    1 tablespoon corn starch
    4 cups chicken broth
    3 green onions
    teaspoon ginger
    Mushrooms
    Spinach
    Pepper

    Anybody know anything I missed to make it better or have any other cheap, filling recipes?
     
  2. Bandwagoner

    Bandwagoner Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    25,118
    Likes Received:
    2,194
    ouch.

    get real ginger
     
  3. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    47,749
    Likes Received:
    28,471
    How do you know it's not a tsp of fresh grated ginger?
     
  4. donkeypunch

    donkeypunch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Messages:
    13,194
    Likes Received:
    11,691
    How do you know its not a teaspoon made of ginger?
     
  5. Blatz

    Blatz Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    5,192
    Likes Received:
    614
    Yeah I didn't have fresh ginger so I used ground ginger I had in the cabinet.
     
  6. Bandwagoner

    Bandwagoner Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    25,118
    Likes Received:
    2,194
    Don't ever ****ing doubt me about ginger fools!!!!!!!!!!


    [​IMG]
     
  7. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    47,749
    Likes Received:
    28,471
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Commodore

    Commodore Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2007
    Messages:
    23,800
    Likes Received:
    6,733
    one of the best low carb soups
     
  9. donkeypunch

    donkeypunch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Messages:
    13,194
    Likes Received:
    11,691
    Indeed

    [​IMG]
     
  10. doboyz

    doboyz Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2005
    Messages:
    866
    Likes Received:
    34
    You're missing MSG which gives the soup some saltiness, and also maybe salt to taste?
     
  11. Blatz

    Blatz Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    5,192
    Likes Received:
    614
    That's kind of what I use the soy sauce for. I added some more at the table. You think plain salt would make a difference?
     
  12. Juxtaposed Jolt

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    15,129
    Likes Received:
    6,356
    How do you know it's not a ginger made of teaspoons?
     
  13. Blatz

    Blatz Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    5,192
    Likes Received:
    614
    I read online that I should have used white pepper. I've never had it, at least I don't think I have. Is there a big difference between Black and White Pepper?
     
  14. GIGO

    GIGO Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Messages:
    2,667
    Likes Received:
    985
    1/2 teaspoon of sasame oil (per serving) would do wonder, flavorwise .
     
    1 person likes this.
  15. Blatz

    Blatz Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    5,192
    Likes Received:
    614
    Good call on the sesame oil.
     
  16. rockbox

    rockbox Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2000
    Messages:
    17,056
    Likes Received:
    3,528
    If you are comparing it to chinese restaurant egg drop, then you are missing MSG. Also, what kind of chicken broth did you use. If you didn't make your own chicken stock, then the soup is at the mercy of the brand.
     
  17. Bandwagoner

    Bandwagoner Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    25,118
    Likes Received:
    2,194
    restaurant egg drop is way to thick for me. almost a gelatin. actual chicken fat will make almost anything better.

    you can fry some chicken in the pot, remove then deglaze and start the soup. If you do this get some real ginger and real garlic. those are kinda important.
     
    1 person likes this.
  18. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    47,749
    Likes Received:
    28,471
    Ever cooked with duck fat?
     
  19. Blatz

    Blatz Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    5,192
    Likes Received:
    614
    Kitchen Basics Unsalted Chicken Broth. (Trying to keep the sodium low which is hard to do when using soy sauce. :)) Never made my own stock. If it is something that is easy and can keep in the fridge for while I may give it a try.

    Not trying to compare it to anything just trying to find a new tasty soup I can quickly throw together. What about fish sauce instead of soy sauce?
     
  20. Buck Turgidson

    Buck Turgidson Mineshaft Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    47,749
    Likes Received:
    28,471
    Very easy. Keeps great in the fridge for a few days but I usually portion mine into 2 cup plastic containers & keep in the freezer.
     
    1 person likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now