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chinese corn soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

Traditionally Chinese corn soup has no celery or onion, but I like the extra veggies. I've seen recipes using creamed corn, but I never buy the stuff. So, I went with authentic method of corn prep and tweaked a bit until this was the result.

(1 rating)
yield 4 - 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chinese corn soup

  • 1 can
    corn (or about 2 cups frozen or fresh)
  • 1 qt
    vegetable broth or stock
  • 1 stalk
    celery, sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    cornstarch (cornflour in uk?)
  • 2
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper
  • parsley or cilantro to garnish

How To Make chinese corn soup

  • 1
    Cook corn for about 2 minutes in just enough water to keep from drying out. Use immersion blender to chop up until corn is of somewhat creamy consistency. (Or drain corn, put on cutting board and chop up with a large knife. Blender is easier!)
  • 2
    (Return corn to soup pot if you removed it to chop.) Then add broth, onion and celery. Bring to boil then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Mix cornstarch with twice as much cold water to make a slurry. Pour into simmering soup. Stir until slightly thickened.
  • 4
    Beat egg. Stir simmering soup and pour beaten egg into the soup in a small stream, continuing to stir until egg has "flowered" into the soup.
  • 5
    Add white pepper to taste. Drizzle a bit of sesame oil over each serving. Garnish with parsley or cilantro.