Egg Drop Soup


Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2003




6 cups chicken stock

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/4 cup chiffonade spinach leaves

4 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, wiped clean, and thinly sliced

1 teaspoon soy sauce

Pinch finely ground white pepper

2 large eggs, lightly beaten



In a medium saucepan, bring the stock to a simmer. Add 6 tablespoons of the green onions, the spinach, mushrooms, soy and white pepper. Return to a bare simmer and cook for 3 minutes. Stirring with a fork or chopstick, gradually add the eggs in a slow steady stream. Cook until the eggs are set, stirring to create shreds or ribbons of the eggs, 1 minute.

Remove from the heat. Ladle into bowls, garnish with the remaining 2 tablespoons of green onions, and serve immediately.