Roman Egg-Drop Soup

Roman Egg-Drop Soup

Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 12 minutes

Unlike the Asian soup with a similar name, this soup contains small specks of cooked egg rather than ribbons of egg. The eggs look like straccetti, or "little rags," which explains the actual Italian name of the soup, stracciatella (straht-chee-ah-TEHL-lah) alla Romana.

Oxmoor House JUNE 2006

  • Yield: 9 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


  • 2 (32-ounce) containers fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


1. Combine 1 cup broth, grated cheese, and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk until eggs are lightly beaten.

2. Bring remaining broth to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; gradually pour egg mixture into broth, stirring constantly with whisk (the faster you stir, the finer the pieces of egg). Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in pepper, salt, and nutmeg. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 49
  • Fat: 2.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 6.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 668mg
  • Calcium: 28mg

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