This Keto Egg Drop Soup is rich in nutrition and healthy fats. It doesn’t have a thickener making this an easy Paleo, Whole30, or low carb breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Egg Drop Soup is a total comfort food.
Traditional Asian recipes typically call for a thickener such as corn starch. This version has no thickeners and is much quicker to prepare.
But there’s really no wrong way to eat Egg Drop Soup, provided that only clean ingredients are used.
Everything from fish sauce to ginger to garlic can be used to flavor the soup. Some recipes use whole eggs while others only whites. I suppose a lot of these variants depend on your own personal preferences and in my current busy season, my preference is simple, easy and flavorful.
Creamy Egg Drop Soup
I have to admit, the best part of this soup is the creaminess from coconut milk. It adds more texture and richness to this simple soup. You can add heavy cream but to keep it Paleo and Whole30, coconut milk is preferred.
This Keto Egg Drop Soup is rich in nutritious bone broth, pastured eggs and a handful of green add-ins. That cup of coconut milk is amazing for those healthy fats. Don’t worry, the coconut flavor is very subtle but adds creaminess and richness to the soup like no other.
Sometimes I’ll add butter instead (in addition?) to the coconut milk. There’s really no wrong way to eat egg drop soup. You can also add leftover roast chicken or your favorite veggies for additional sustenance.
5-Minute Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner
Now let’s talk about the eggs. Traditional Egg Drop Soup in most Asian places have very thin and wispy egg ribbons. There’s a fool proof technique to achieve that. However, I personally don’t mind the chunky eggs in my egg drop soup. Especially if it saves me time and dishes! I crack the eggs directly into the stockpot and quickly whisk, one egg at a time. Saves time, and an extra dishes to wash.
Sidenote: I use the same method to add eggs to this Potato & Sorrel Soup.
How to Achieve Wispy Eggs
However, should you prefer the ribbon like eggs the key is to whisk it separately in a small bowl with a fork and slowly, in a steady stream pour it into the boiling broth as you stir the soup. The eggs will cook on contact with the hot broth even off heat.
Keto Egg Drop Soup in 5 Minutes!
Keto Egg Drop Soup
- 4 cups bone broth
- 3 eggs
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 cup coconut milk
- garnish (cilantro, jalapenos, green onions, etc..)
- In a small saucepan, bring bone broth to a boil.
Take off heat and add eggs one at a time, whisking vigorously after each egg.
For wispy eggs: whisk eggs separately in a small bowl and gently pour into the pot, stirring constantly. The eggs will cook on contact with the hot broth even off heat.
- Season with salt and pepper. Add coconut milk is using.
- Season with cilantro, green onions and jalapenos and a slice of lemon.