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This comforting keto egg drop soup recipe is not only nourishing but tastes like the real deal! You won’t be able to taste the difference between our easy egg drop soup recipe and your local Chinese takeout place! 

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The Best Egg Drop Soup Recipe You’ve ever had!

Here we remade a classic Chinese takeout item into something that’s as nourishing as it is delicious! Onion is sautéed in clarified butter, and then we add chicken bone broth for maximum flavor and nutrition. Sesame oil, coconut aminos, and scallion take this homemade Egg Drop Soup to the next level.

What is Egg Drop Soup?

Egg drop soup also known as egg flower soup is a Chinese soup. It consists of eggs which have been beaten into boiled chicken broth. It is traditionally seasoned with black pepper, white pepper, and scallions. Occasionally you will find tofu in an egg drop soup recipe.

What makes egg drop soup thick?

In a traditional egg drop soup recipe the soup would be thickened with corn flour or corn starch. Since this is a keto egg drop soup recipe we obviously won’t be adding either of those 2 ingredients.

For this recipe we opted not to thicken it, instead we went for a more both-like consistency. If you would like to thicken this keto soup, you can add xanthan gum, unflavored beef gelatin or a tad bit of tapioca starch. 

What’s in egg drop soup?

Egg drop soup ingredients

  • clarified butter or ghee
  • onion, thinly sliced
  • chicken bone broth
  • sesame oil
  • coconut aminos
  • turmeric
  • black pepper 
  • eggs
  • scallion

As you can see, we omitted wontons from the recipes. Some Chinese restaurants may offer a wonton egg drop soup. 

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Egg drop soup nutrition

Egg drop soup calories

277 calories per serving

Egg drop soup carbs

6g of total carbohydrates and 1g of fiber. 5g net carbs per serving,

Egg drop soup protein

33g of protein per serving

Egg drop soup fat

17g of fat per serving

Is egg drop soup bad for you?

Everything is relative. This recipe is low in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and fat. It does contain almost 300mg of sodium, so if you are trying to watch your sodium intake, you can opt for a lower salt broth option.

Is egg drop soup keto friendly?

Yes! This egg drop soup recipe is keto friendly with only having 5g net carbs per generous serving. 

How long is egg drop soup good for?

This recipe only serves 2 and is meant to be eaten immediately, I’m not a huge fat of re-heating eggs, so personally I would eat the soup the same day that it is prepared.

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Other keto soup recipes you may enjoy

If you are looking for more bone broth soup recipes, check out our bone broth detox ebook!

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How to make egg drop soup

Keto Egg Drop Soup Recipe

Here we remade a classic Chinese takeout item into something that’s as nourishing as it is delicious! Onion is sautéed in clarified butter, and then we add chicken bone broth for maximum flavor and nutrition. Sesame oil, coconut aminos, and scallion take this easy Low Carb Egg Drop Soup to the next level.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 bowls
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Faith

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat the ghee in a 3-quart saucepan over medium to medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, but not starting to brown, about 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add the broth, sesame oil, coconut aminos, turmeric, and black pepper, and bring up to a simmer.
  • Slowly add the beaten egg while stirring with a wooden spoon. 
  • Transfer to 2 serving bowls and top each with scallion.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 346mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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