How to Make Iron-Enriched Egg Drop Soup

Egg drop soup is a classic comfort food that can be whipped up in minutes and packed with flavor. Plus, when you use the Lucky Iron Fish, your soup will be fortified with extra iron! So let’s get started making this delicious dish!

The first thing you'll want to do is make sure that you have all of your ingredients on hand. To make this egg drop soup recipe, you will need chicken or vegetable stock (either will do), cornstarch, seasonings, eggs, sesame oil, and sliced green onions for garnish. 

Once your ingredients are prepped, it’s time to start cooking! 


  • 1 Lucky Iron Fish 
  • 4 cups of your favourite chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • fine sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper, to taste
  • thinly-sliced green onions, for garnish


Prepare Your Stock: The first step in making egg drop soup is to whip up the broth. Whisk together stock (chilled or room-temperature), cornstarch, ginger, garlic powder and white pepper in a medium sauce pan until smooth. In a medium-sized pot, add the stock you just made and bring it to a boil 

Add the Lucky Iron Fish: Once your stock has reached a boil, add in the Lucky Iron Fish for 10 minutes to release 6-8 of extra iron into the broth. Let this boil for 10 minutes.

Slowly Stir in the Eggs: While the broth and the Lucky Iron Fish are boiling, go ahead and whisk your eggs in a separate bowl. Once the Lucky Iron Fish is removed, use your ladle to create a slow “whirlpool” motion in the pot. Gradually drizzle in the whisked eggs while continuing to stir until all of the egg mixture has been evenly combined. Make sure not to pour too quickly or else your eggs won’t cook properly. Remove pan from heat once done stirring in eggs. 

Add Remaining Ingredients: Now it’s time for flavor! Add 2 tablespoons of sesame oil (optional) and 3 tablespoons chopped green onions into your pot and stir until everything is combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. 

Serve Warm: Just garnish with extra green onions - et voila! Enjoy your quick and delicious egg drop soup full of iron-rich goodness! 

That’s all there is to making this delicious egg drop soup recipe! It’s easy enough even for beginners but also delicious enough that more experienced cooks will be impressed too! Plus, when you use the Lucky Iron Fish as part of this recipe and any other recipes calling for liquid preparation, it adds an extra boost of iron which is great news if you’re trying to get more iron in your diet. Bon Appetit!