General Tscott’s Chicken and Egg Drop Soup
I had a need — yes, a need — for General Tso’s Chicken and Egg Drop Soup. Rather than mess around with speedy take-out, I decided to spend the last hour of my life making it from scratch!
Egg Drop Soup
Really easy — Boil chicken stock (water and chicken powder) with chopped green onion, add a corn starch slurry and simmer until thickened. Stir in beaten eggs and sprinkle with white pepper. Stir frequently.
General Tso’s Chicken
Batter chicken with egg, cornstarch, and flour. Deep fry. Set aside. Then deep fry again to make it crispy. Set aside.
The sauce is made from soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, corn starch, water, and Chinese black vinegar. Pour it into a hot wok and keep stirring until it becomes a thick syrup, then toss in the fried chicken.
If that’s too much trouble, go get it from the Chinese take out place and spend your time doing something more productive.