My Attempt at Southwestern Egg Drop Soup

Two soups I love - egg drop soup and tortilla soup. Combine them together, and you get Southwestern Egg Drop soup! Nope, not a recipe, just an imagination in my head that I tried to translate into a dish. Let me note two things to start though, 1) I've never made egg drop soup before, and 2) I am not a skilled soup maker in general. Considering this was my first attempt at the recipe-less, hodge podge creation, I'd say it was a good start.

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My effort to turn the winged soup attempt into a recipe is below.

Main Ingredients
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 14 oz. cans of chicken broth
  • 1 packet of Lipton Savory Herb with Garlic dry soup mix
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
  • Jalepenos (optional)
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • Seasonings
    • Sesame oil
    • Soy sauce
    • Tony Chachere’s
    • Cumin
    • Salt and pepper
  • Garnish
    • Cilantro
    • Avocado
    • Wonton crunches
  1. Whisk eggs together in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Add chicken broth, Lipton soup mix, onion and jalepenos (optional) into a large pot, and bring to boil.
  3. Once boiling, steadily and slowly pour the egg mixture into the pot while simultaneously whisking it into the soup. Try not to whisk it too quickly, though, or you risk over-shredding the egg.
  4. Once all egg is blended, reduce heat to low.
  5. Add in drained corn.
  6. Season to taste with sesame oil, soy sauce, Tony Chachere’s, cumin, salt and pepper.
  7. Garnish with cilantro, avocado and wonton crunches. 

Please beware, this recipe is not perfected and will only get better with time. There is a fine line between the delicate flavor of egg drop soup and the bold flavor of tortilla soup that I danced a little too closely to but that I'm hoping to find one day. While my seasonings may have not been the perfect marriage, my eggs were over-whisked, my base was watered down with actual water and the taste was not quite as I anticipated, it actually still tasted good.

Please try, and share your tweaks. I'm dying for the perfect recipe!

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  1. My husband would love this!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow night!


  2. I am making pulled pork spring rolls tonite and I thought the only thing weird enough to go with that strange combo would be southwestern egg drop soup. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one crazy enough to think that up. I'll let you know if I come up with anything amazing.


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