Keto Egg Drop Soup | Hot and Sour Egg Drop Soup

This Keto Egg Drop Soup recipe combines two classic Chinese food recipes into one while still being low carb. Grab a spoon and dig into this delicious and flavorful keto soup recipe!

Keto hot and sour soup in a white bowl

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Why You’ll Think You Ordered Takeout Chinese Egg Drop Soup

  • Fast. This amazingly satisfying soup is ready to eat in under 30 minutes.
  • Easy. Only two steps to make this Egg Drop Soup. SO. EASY.
  • Keto. One carb per serving is a dream for someone living a low-carb lifestyle!
  • Decadent. Rich in flavor while still being incredibly filling and authentic tasting.

Low carb and gluten-free dieters rejoice! Not only is this Hot and Sour Egg Drop Soup VSG friendly, but it’s low carb, high in protein and gluten-free.

Not to mention it is absolutely delicious and it’s done in only 20 minutes. No long cook and preparation times here. Just quick, simple and to the point.

Is Restaurant Egg Drop Soup Keto?

Surprisingly, yes! Most restaurants have low-carb friendly versions of Egg Drop Soup. Always make sure to ask for a list of ingredients to check for anything that may be a surprise, but for the most part, you can expect your soup to fit your lifestyle.

Two bowls of Keto Egg Drop Soup

Can I Eat Egg Drop Soup On A Liquid Diet?

With a few modifications, you can safely enjoy Keto Egg Drop Soup on a low carb and liquid diet. Many restaurants will give the option to omit the eggs and just enjoy this as a Hot and Sour Soup.

If you’re worried about picking around any solids, you’ll love that you can make this recipe at home! I’ve included instructions for making this liquid diet compliant and how to add the perfect selection of low-carb ingredients for when you’re ready to reintroduce some soft foods and solids.

What Is Chinese Egg Drop Soup Made Of?

One of the many things I love about this delicious Keto Egg Drop Soup is how few ingredients it takes to make!

Here’s what you’ll need to make this fantastic soup recipe:

How To Make Keto Egg Drop Soup

  1. In a 3 quart pot, mix broth, soy sauce, vinegar, salt, xanthan gum, and chili oil if using. Allow the broth to boil for 1-2 minutes. 
  2. Slowly pour in the eggs. Mix three times around with chopsticks. Turn off the flame, cover the pot and let the eggs cook slowly in the broth.

Tips, Tricks, and Variations

  • To increase the protein content, you could put in 3-4 ounces of extra-silken soft tofu before adding the eggs.
  • Make a double batch. Doctor up the next day’s batch with cooked rotisserie chicken and some green onions for a change of taste.
  • Make it low carb and Vegetarian-friendly by adding lots of green veggies to your broth to steam with the eggs.

Want More Amazing Chinese Dishes?

Looking for the perfect selection of dishes to serve with this Keto Egg Drop Soup? Try one of these:

Keto Egg Drop Soup served in a white ceramic bowl on a bamboo platter

This Keto Egg Drop Soup is the perfect combination of spicy, tangy, and savory. It’s the perfect soup to warm you up on a cold day, as an appetizer to a homemade Chinese meal or as a quick lunch or dinner option. If you love it as much as we do, make sure you share it on Facebook and Pinterest so your friends can try it too!

Two bowls of Keto Egg Drop Soup

Keto Egg Drop Soup | Hot and Sour Egg Drop Soup

This Hot and Sour Egg Drop Soup recipe combines two classic Chinese food recipes into one! It’s low carb, gluten free and VSG friendly!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Course: Main Courses, Soups

Cuisine: Chinese

Keyword: egg drop soup, hot and sour egg drop soup, keto egg drop soup

Servings: 4

Calories: 95kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a 3 quart pot, mix broth, soy sauce, vinegar, salt, xanthan gum, and chili oil if using. Allow the broth to boil for 1-2 minutes. 

  • Slowly pour in the eggs. Mix three times around with chopsticks. Turn off the flame, cover the pot and let the eggs cook slowly in the broth.

  • To increase the protein content, you could put in 3-4 ounces of extra-silken soft tofu before adding the eggs.
  • Make a double batch. Doctor up the next day’s batch with cooked rotisserie chicken and some green onions for a change of taste.

 

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Nutrition

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g

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Originally Published August 23, 2013

Don’t forget to check out my other Keto cookbooks.

Keto Instant Pot, Keto Fat Bombs, Sweets, & Treats, and Easy keto in 30 minutes.