Cooler weather always makes me crave soup and this is a delicious, easy and quick soup to make on those chilly days.
Two years ago, I made a version of this soup for the first time and it was the first recipe I had ever posted. This time, I tweaked the recipe and tried something I have never done before- I added eggs. I really enjoyed making this again and it was interesting to see how I have improved as a cook in the past two years.
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger/ground ginger
1 pound ground pork
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce (or fish sauce if you prefer)
4 ounces wonton wrappers, sliced into 1/2-inch strips or desired thickness
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
Red Chili Pepper Flakes
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the scallion whites, garlic, and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant. Add the pork and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until browned and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Add ½ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 2 to 3 minutes more.
Add the broth, soy sauce, lime juice and 2 cups water to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the wonton wrappers and red chili flakes, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 1 to 2 minutes.
In a separate bowl, whisk together two eggs until they are entirely mixed and a bit frothy. Start stirring the soup in a clockwise motion and slowly pour in the eggs in the same clockwise motion, stirring/whisking constantly. The eggs will cook quickly and you should be able to see strips of the egg whites. You will notice a change of color in the broth- it will be a bit thicker and more yellow than before. Remove from heat and cover for a few minutes.
Serve while still hot with the scallion greens, chili peppers, cilantro, and lime wedges.
Be sure to squeeze the lime wedges on top of the soup- the taste that it adds is amazing.
You can add numerous ingredients to add texture- chili peppers, jalapeno peppers, shiitake mushrooms, the options are endless.
What are you favorite Thai dishes? Anything I should try? What about recipes which include adding eggs, anything I should know? Comment below or find me on Facebook!