The Inspired Plate | February | Eggs

Welcome to The Inspired Plate’s February edition of our monthly food photography challenge. Today we are celebrating the “Egg”.  This was a last minute photo shoot for me and I needed to make something quick! With the cold weather we have been experiencing ‘Egg Flower Soup’ sounded like the perfect choice! Although.. I really wasn’t pleased with the lack of “egg lustre”. Eggs really are the prettiest subject matter and I had to at least offer a photo in it’s traditional form. So, a Sunday afternoon brunch dish of ‘Eggs with Andouille Sausage and Fried Potatoes’ made a quick appearance on my photo table too. 

The recipe for the Egg Flower Soup is as simple as a few cups of chicken broth and stirred up eggs. It goes as follows;


4 Cups Chicken Broth
1 Tsp. White peppercorns finely milled
1 Tsp. Freshly grated ginger, or ground dried ginger
2 Tbs. Corn starch plus water to make a thin slurry
2 eggs well beaten with 2 teaspoons of water
2-3 green onions sliced
(Sea Salt if needed)
Chow-Mein Noodles

Heat 4 cups of chicken broth. Meanwhile, clean and slice green onions and set aside.
Make the cornstarch slurry by adding a few teaspoons of water the cornstarch. Set aside. Add pepper and ginger. Stir till simmering. Add the cornstarch slurry and stir till it thickens a bit. Let come to a gentle simmer and then turn the heat off.
Give the eggs and water another quick whip.. Take soup pot off of the heat. While stirring the soup around, slowly add the egg mixture in a thin stream. The egg will cook in thin shreds. Mix in your green onions and top with chow-mien noodles. Enjoy!! :)

I hope you enjoy our challenge round this month. I am so excited to see what the rest of the gals are sharing today. I'm also excited to share with you, my friend Jayme Franklin | Family Portrait and Film Photographer, has come to join our team. I first met Jayme a few years ago when we shared in a few other personal photo projects. I am SO glad that she has finally taken the foodie plunge!!! Welcome Jayme! xoxo

Now make sure you head on over to my Southern California comadre (girl-friend), Kim Kelly | San Diego Photographer and Writer!! If I haven't told you before, I LOVE this gal and she is an amazing cook, travel and food writer as well as photographer! Please leave her a sweet note, and then make your way through the Inspired Plate Circle!

And here is our Cajun style Sunday Brunch with spicy Andouille Sausage, Fried White Rose Potatoes and Eggs Sunny Side Up! 

Laurie V.


Tiffany | Peanut Blossom said...

Egg drop soup! You clever lady. I would never have thought of this recipe either. Lovely job. But, that sunny side up beauty is my favorite. Nicely done!!

Jen Olson | Localette said...

YUM!! That looks so lovely, Laurie!! I was craving this the other day...never thought to make it myself!!

Jennifer Grant said...

I love that you call this egg flower soup instead of egg drop-so much more exotic and pretty sounding!
SO glad you were able to join the challenge-these look great!
I have to say, that breakfast looks pretty awesome too!!!

Kat said...

Love your green garnishes! It really brings the eye to the subject and your fortune cookies really express the context of the shoot. Nicely done!

Kim - Liv Life said...

I've had Egg Flower Soup at a restaurant and I adored it, but I've never really had the know-how to make it at home. You've made it seem so easy! And that last dish, well, my husband is ALL over that one!
Thank you, Laurie, for making me a part of this team. Your constant support and your kind words make my heart soar. You are one of the best things that happened to me because of my blog. I treasure you!

Allison Jacobs said...

Wow, Laurie!!! These are both perfection. Your talent as a food photographer never stops inspiring me. <3

Jayme F said...

I've never had egg flower soup, but will definitely give this one whirl. Thank you so much for allowing me to join your group. I am looking forward to sharing another project with you.

Stacey said...

This is so cool Laurie!!! I never would have thought of this in a million years! FAB images to boot!