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Hot and Sour Soup
From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com. Great "warming" soup for the colder winter months!
6 cups ready made good quality chicken stock, your own or quality boxed
Bring the stock to a boil in a stainless steel pan. Cut noodles into 2 inch lengths. Reduce soup to a simmer. Add noodles, meat, mushrooms, bamboo shoot and ginger, bringing back to a simmer. In a measuring cup whisk together the cornstarch and water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the soup, whisking and stirring constantly to blend and it becomes clear. Drizzle the egg into the hot soup, stirring rapidly to form thin threads. Add remaining ingredients. Taste and correct seasonings as desired. It should be in balance with sour (vinegar) and peppery hot (pepper). Also can be sweeter by adding 1 teaspoon raw sugar, if necessary.
Recipe created 2005-01-10.