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Corn soup
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Corn soup in the Netherlands
Type Soup
Main ingredients Corn (typically sweetcorn), broth or milk/cream

Corn soup is a soup made of corn, typically sweetcorn. Initially popular only in corn-producing areas of the world, the dish is now widespread because of greater corn distribution. Typical ingredients are corn cut from the cob, water, butter and flour, with salt and pepper for seasoning. Additional ingredients vary by region, and may include eggs.

Native Americans

Corn, being a staple crop for many Native American tribes has led to corn soup being a primary food among them. M. R. Harrington reported that 1908 hulled-corn soup onno'kwǎ' was the most popular dish for the Seneca Indians. He also stated, "[s]eldom do the Indians, pagan or Christian, meet for any function [...] without a kettle of onno'kwǎ', hot and savory, to regale the crowd". The soup was served at religious events, the people getting a ladleful every time they encircled the kettle.

List of corn soup dishes

Creamed corn
Creamed corn soup in the United States

Several types of soups are prepared using corn as a primary ingredient.

  • Cream of corn soup and creamed corn soup
  • Sweet corn soup
  • Corn crab soup
  • Chinese sweet corn soup (yumigeng or sumigeng)
  • Dried (Indian) corn soup
  • Mexican corn soup
  • Tibetan style corn soup (Ashom Tang)
  • Suam na mais
  • Ginataang mais
  • Chicken Corn Soup (A Pennsylvania Dutch soup with hard-boiled egg whites instead of noodles)
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