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hot and sour soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Andrea Blackshear
Portsmouth, VA

This is one of my favorite Chinese soups. When I first started making it many of the traditional items for the soup were not available and I had to come up with a basic "country" recipe. My family prefers my soup over any restaurant soup now.

(1 rating)
yield 12 -16
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For hot and sour soup

  • 1 gal
    chicken broth
  • 1 c
    soy sauce
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 lg
    pork chop, boneless
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 2 - 8 oz. can
    mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 - 4 oz can
    bamboo shoots
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 6
    eggs, scrambled
  • 1 bunch
    green onions

How To Make hot and sour soup

  • 1
    Combine broth, soy sauce, vinegar, red pepper flakes, and sesame oil. Bring to a low simmer.
  • 2
    Slice the pork chop into match stick size pieces. Add to the broth and continue to simmer. Add mushroom and bamboo. Simmer for 15 minutes
  • 3
    Combine water and cornstarch and slowly add to the simmering broth. Heat until thickened and simmering again.
  • 4
    Remove from heat. Slowly drizzle in scrambled eggs. Wait one minute and slowly stir in a clock wise motion. Garnish with sliced green onions and serve.