Homemade Chinese Food, Part 1 – Egg Drop Soup

Chinese food is a big love here in the Mrs Happy Homemaker house.  When we have it in front of us, we eat it like candy.  We have certainly done the the Chinese take-out option several times, but I really love to make it at the house.  Even though the take-out stuff tastes pretty good,  I always wonder what all is in it (as I do with most restaurants these days).  



Chinese food really isn’t that hard to make yourself.  Some of it can be time consuming, but not difficult to do at all.  I am going to share with you our favorite Chinese meal in a 3 part series.  It consists of Egg Drop Soup, Sweet ‘n Sour Pork, & Fried Rice.  And, don’t even think about setting those soy sauce bottles on the table when serving this meal.  You will NOT need it!  This meal packs so much flavor – you won’t want to put anything additional on it!


I am going to start off the 3 part series with the easiest of all 3 dishes – the Egg Drop Soup.  It is SO simple, that you may just find yourself making this for a quick lunch by itself.  My oldest child can not stand eggs, and even she loves this soup.  



You will need:

  • 4 cups of water
  • 4 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch
  • green onions, chopped

In a medium saucepan, combine the water, bouillon, Italian seasoning, onion powder, & garlic powder.  Bring to a boil.


Gradually stir the lightly beaten eggs into the soup.


Remove about a half cup of the soup, & stir in the cornstarch until their are no lumps.  Return it to the pan.  Add in about a half cup of chopped green onions, and boil until the soup thickens a little.  


Garnish with more green onions, if you want to.  I love my green onions…so I have to put more in mine!

 

Homemade Chinese Food, Part 1 - Egg Drop Soup
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups of water
  • 4 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch
  • green onions, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, bouillon, Italian seasoning, onion powder, & garlic powder. Bring to a boil.
  2. Gradually stir the lightly beaten eggs into the soup.
  3. Remove about a half cup of the soup, & stir in the cornstarch until their are no lumps. Return it to the pan. Add in about a half cup of chopped green onions, and boil until the soup thickens a little.
  4. Garnish with more green onions

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