You may have heard of the Cake Doctor before, a series of cookbooks where every recipe is based on a boxed cake mix. My husband is the Soup Doctor! He can take a plain package of Ramen Noodles and turn it into an amazing egg drop soup with just a few simple ingredients. Perfect for those lunch or dinners where you just want a quick, delicious meal.

On The Home Front Egg Drop Soup

On The Home Front Egg Drop Soup Ingredients

The Soup Doctor’s Egg Drop Soup

One package of ramen noodles (follow basic directions on back of package).

The doctor’s additions:

one egg
1 heaping tsp garlic, chopped
1 heaping tsp ginger, chopped
2 scallions finely chopped
2 Tbsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp sesame oil
¼ tsp black pepper
6-12 drops of chili oil to suit taste

This recipe feeds two but you can easily double the amounts to feed 4. These amounts are approximate as my husband doesn’t measure from bottles.
Chop equal amounts of garlic and ginger, roughly a heaping teaspoon each and set aside.IMG_1133

Chop equal amounts of ginger and garlic

Chop equal amounts of ginger and garlic


Trim and finely chop two scallions.

Chop 2 scallions.

Chop 2 scallions.

Boil 2 cups of water, and drop in one large egg. Stir quickly with a fork to break up yolk.

Add egg to boiling water.

Add egg to boiling water.

Add the ramen noodle seasoning packet and stir to dissolve.

Add ramen noodles to boiling water.

Add ramen noodles to boiling water.

Then add garlic, ginger, scallions, and noodles. Once the noodles begin to soften add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, black pepper, and chili oil. Turn down heat to simmer. Cook noodles until done – about 2 mins.
Serve hot and enjoy!

Soup, Prudent Living

Egg Drop Soup

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