Tomato Egg-Flower Soup

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Beef and tomato are a natural combination. For a heartier soup, add 1/2 cup of ground beef or lean beef.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • ⅛ tsp. white pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 Tbsp. water
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • A few drops of sesame oil

Directions

  • Bring the 4 cups of beef broth to a boil.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanch the tomatoes briefly in the boiling water. (This will make it easier to remove the peel.) Peel the tomatoes and cut each into 6 equal pieces.
  • When the beef broth comes to a boil, add the white pepper, salt, sugar, rice wine, and tomatoes. Bring the broth back to boiling.
  • Mix the cornstarch and water, and pour it into the soup, stirring to thicken. Turn off the heat.
  • Pour the egg white into the soup and quickly stir in a clockwise direction to form thin shreds.
  • Add the green onions and a few drops of sesame oil. Give the soup a final stir.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • ⅛ tsp. white pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 Tbsp. water
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • A few drops of sesame oil

Directions

  • Bring the 4 cups of beef broth to a boil.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanch the tomatoes briefly in the boiling water. (This will make it easier to remove the peel.) Peel the tomatoes and cut each into 6 equal pieces.
  • When the beef broth comes to a boil, add the white pepper, salt, sugar, rice wine, and tomatoes. Bring the broth back to boiling.
  • Mix the cornstarch and water, and pour it into the soup, stirring to thicken. Turn off the heat.
  • Pour the egg white into the soup and quickly stir in a clockwise direction to form thin shreds.
  • Add the green onions and a few drops of sesame oil. Give the soup a final stir.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories50
Total Fat1g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium1060mg
Total Carbohydrate6g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars2g
Protein4g