Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Easy Hot and Sour Soup - This tastes just like take-out except a gazillion times better! And it's so much easier to make than you think, and for the instant pot, just prep, set and forget for 30 min. (till it's time to add the eggs and corn starch. The soup is divine, with simple ingredients. This is one recipe you can have on the table in about 45 min (30 being cooking time.)  What's not to love? With Fall coming on, this is the perfect time to make it. Warms the heart and soul. Chinese take-take out made right in your kitchen anytime you want it. Yum~ 

Start out with sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms and add to instant pot

Slice brick of tofu in half (length wise) then cut in half then into strips.

Add all ingredients to pot except eggs and corn starch mixture.

When cooking is done, add eggs, stream them in and they will form beautiful ribbons.  I streamed them in, counted to 60 and stirred with a plastic spoon handle. Add Cornstarch mixture and stir until desired thickness is reached.

Serve hot, and enjoy this hot and sour soup with family and friends. This has the perfect heat for us, but if you like it really spicy you can add 1 tsp red pepper flakes. The heat is ultimately up to you.  Enjoy~

You Will Need

1 Package Sliced Baby Bella Mushrooms

1 Package Tofu (firm)

4 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar

6 Cups Chicken Bone Broth

4 Cups Water

2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs

1 Bag Frozen Spinach

3 Tbsp Oyster Sauce

4 TBS Soy Sauce

1/4 tsp White Pepper

1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

1 TBS Salt 

3 Beaten Eggs

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Corn Starch Mixture

5 Tbsp Corn Starch

9 tsp water

Directions

1. Add All ingredients to your instant pot except eggs and corn starch mixture

2. Place your lid on, and make sure you are on sealing and not venting.

3. Press Soup button, timer should set for 30 min

4. When done, beat eggs in a bowl (do not whisk) Slowly pour eggs in a stream into hot soup (wait one min) and stir with a wooden or plastic spoon handle. (this will make egg ribbons)

5. Add Corn Starch mixture and stir until desired thickness.

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Notes: You can also pressure cook on high pressure for 5 min with an instant release then add eggs and corn starch mixture. 

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