Tropical Traditions sent me a sample of their Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil to try. It came right before we went to Disney World so I just stuck it in the cabinet with intent to try it when we got back. Then our power was out for a week and various other things went on, so I finally just got a chance to try it this week. I wasn't sure what to make, though, so I went to their website, which is full of great recipes, for some ideas.
|I pulled the recipe up on my iPad, gathered my ingredients|
and got started. I went ahead and beat the eggs first.
The last step is to stir in the coconut oil. If you've never used coconut oil, you should know ahead of time that it doesn't look like vegetable oil unless it's warm. When it arrived at my house in the 100 degree temperatures, it was definitely a liquid. But at it's room temperature state, it's more of a creamy solid. I scooped it into the egg drop soup and it really made the soup. Before the coconut oil, it tasted like chicken broth with eggs in it. After I added it, it tasted just like egg drop soup from a good Chinese restaurant! I was very impressed. Alex loved it!
|The finished product - YUM!|
I am looking forward to trying out more recipes with this coconut oil. I think it will bring a lot of unique flavor to whatever its added to.
Have you ever used coconut oil? What did you make with it?
Egg Drop Soup with Coconut Oil
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 1/2 - 2 cups water
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 4-5 eggs, beaten
- organic fermented soy sauce (or salt) to taste
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
Pour chicken stock, water and ground ginger into a medium sized pot. Heat until hot but not yet simmering. Add a little water to the cornstarch to make a slurry and stir into the stock. Bring stock to a simmer, stirring constantly until it has thickened slightly.
Drizzle the beaten eggs into the gently simmering soup with a fork. Push cooked egg aside as you drizzle more in. Towards the end you can just slowly pour the rest of eggs into the soup.
Season the soup with a little soy sauce (or salt) to taste and stir in coconut oil. Serve and enjoy!
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