Chinese Egg Drop Soup with Crappie Recipe



Serves: 5-7

Add your favorite panfish to this traditional egg drop soup recipe to make it a meal.

Printer Friendly Recipe By author of Timber 2 Table Wild Game Recipes

Egg drop soup is always a family favorite at our local Chinese restaurant. I really enjoy it with shrimp or other seafood. Since the soup is so easy to make at home, we started experimenting around with recipes that included some of our local panfish. This version includes crappie fillets, but any flaky, white-meat fish will work just fine. Just cut it into small, bite-sized pieces before adding it to the broth so that it cooks quickly.

Cut your fillets into bite-sized pieces.

I like a bit of spice with my soup, so we included sliced jalapeno peppers in this recipe. You can substitute dried Thai chili peppers that have been soaked in a bit of warm water to plump them up before adding to the soup.

With the addition of the fish and rice noodles, this soup can be served as an appetizer or a full meal.

With the addition of fish and rice noodles, this version of egg drop soup is a bit heartier than most. Serve it as an appetizer, a quick lunch, or even a light dinner.



6 cups chicken broth

½ cup green onions
green and white sections
diced into half-inch sections

1 tablespoon jalapeno slices or fresh jalapeno

1/8 teaspoon ground fresh ginger

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon Hoisin sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

3 eggs

4 ounces of dried cellophane rice noodles 

Cooking Instructions

Start by reserving ¾ cup of the chicken broth. Pour remaining broth into a large saucepan or small pot. Heat to boiling. Add ginger, green onions, salt and cellophane noodles. Return to boil.

Mix soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, and corn starch into reserved chicken stock. Beat well to dissolve corn starch. Set aside.

Pour in the soy and corn starch slurry to thicken the soup base.

Add the fish to the boiling stock. Pour the chicken stock/corn starch mixture into the boiling stock and stir well. The fish will cook almost immediately, and the corn starch will start to thicken the mixture. Slowly drizzle in the beaten egg, stirring as you pour to evenly distribute the egg throughout the soup. The egg should instantly cook into long ribbons as you stir.

Drizzle the beaten egg into the boiling soup so that it forms thin ribbons.

Garnish with green onion tops or chopped chives.

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