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Keto Egg Drop Soup

Egg drop soup has been a favorite of mine since I can remember. One of my fondest childhood memories is of eating Sunday dinners at the local Chinese Restaurant and dipping fried wonton strips into my egg drop soup. 

Is Eggdrop Soup Keto-Friendly?

If you’re on a ketogenic diet, you might be wondering if egg drop soup keto-friendly?   Well, the keto egg drop soup recipe I’m going to show you here certainly is (check out the macros) but you might be disappointed to learn that restaurant egg drop soup generally isn’t keto-friendly. Are there carbs in eggdrop soup? Yes. Why? Cornstarch. Lots and lots of cornstarch. It’s even in the name. STARCH. It’s practically screaming carbohydrates at you like a curse word. There are carbs in eggdrop soup from restaurants from the cornstarch used as a thickening agent. So what to do in you’re keto and still want to enjoy egg drop soup? 

Well, you have two options:

  1. Enjoy the same great flavor of the restaurant egg drop soup that you know and love but sacrifice the thick texture for a more brothy version
  2. Thicken your keto egg drop soup with a little bit of xanthan gum instead of cornstarch to enjoy the same texture without the carbs in eggdrop soup.

I love the texture of egg drop soup so I went with the second option. It would make your soup quite as thick and viscous as what you get at the local Chinese restaurant, but it will keep it from being so brothy and “miso-like.” I love a good, brothy soup but when it comes to egg drop soup, I want that familiar texture!

Keto Egg Drop Soup Recipe

  • Combine chicken broth, ginger powder, half of the green onions in a large saucepan
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat then reduce heat to simmer
  • Add xanthan gum if desired (a little goes a long way! Start with 1/4 teaspoon)
  • Drizzle eggs slowly into the broth mixture while gently stirring clockwise – you can be a rebel if you like and stir counter-clockwise, just make sure you’re stirring in one direction the whole time.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with remaining green onion

 

 

keto egg drop soup

Keto Egg Drop Soup

Jenn
This keto egg drop soup recipe can be made easily at home. You can even thicken it if you like without adding carbs! Just use a little xanthan gum.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Recipes
Cuisine Soup
Servings 4
Calories 54 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 green onions
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum optional

Instructions
 

  • Combine chicken broth, ginger powder, half of the green onions in a large saucepan
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat then reduce heat to simmer
  • Add xanthan gum if desired
  • Drizzle eggs slowly into the broth mixture while gently stirring clockwise
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with remaining green onion

Notes

Xanthan gum can be used as a thickener instead of cornstarch if you prefer a thicker texture similar to what you find in restaurants. A little goes a long way though so start with just 1/4 teaspoon
Nutrition Facts
Keto Egg Drop Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 54 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 1034mg45%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This keto egg drops soup pairs perfectly with this Sausage Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe. Enjoy!

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