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Egg Drop Soup

  • Author: Sloan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This simple Whole30 and Keto Egg Drop Soup is made with a few simple ingredients and only takes 10 minutes to make.


  • Cooking Spray or Oil
  • 1 inch Ginger - peeled and sliced*
  • 2 cloves Garlic - smashed*
  • 1 Green Onion Sliced - separate the white and green parts
  • 1 cup shredded Cabbage, Carrots, or sliced Mushrooms - Optional
  • 4 cup Broth - Chicken or Vegetable*
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Aminos 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fish Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Seed Oil + Extra for drizzling over the finished soup
  • 1/2 tablespoon Tapioca Starch 
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 4 large Eggs 
  • Salt and Pepper - to taste


  1. Heat a stockpot over medium heat. Add enough oil to lightly coat the pan's bottom and add the garlic, ginger, and white parts of the green onions. Sautee for 1 minute to soften.
  2. Next, add the shredded cabbage and carrots and stir to coat in the oil - cook for another minute.
  3. Add the broth, coconut aminos, fish sauce, and sesame seed oil to the pan, stir to remove veggies from the bottom of the pan, and heat until lightly boiling.
  4. In a bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the eggs. Make sure the white and yolk are well combined.
  5. In another small bowl, mix the tapioca starch with water and stir until dissolved. Stir the tapioca slurry into the broth.
  6. Once the liquid returns to a low boil, slowly stir in the egg yolks.  This helps create little ribbons of eggs in the soup. 
  7. Once all the eggs are incorporated, taste the soup and add salt and pepper as needed. 
  8. Soup the finished soup into a bowl and serve with the tops of the green onions and a drizzle with extra sesame seed oil. 


You can substitute 1 teaspoon of dried garlic and ginger for the fresh.  

Slowly drizzle in the eggs. Adding the eggs too quickly will create large clumps. I recommend using a cup or bowl with a spout for easy pouring.  

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. 

Vegetarian Egg Drop Soup - omit the fish sauce and use vegetable stock. 

Bone Broth also works great for this recipe!

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Chinese

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