An easy to make sweet corn soup with simple, every day ingredients.
Sweet corn, also called sugar or pole corn, is available pretty much year round. You can find a variety of fresh sweetcorn at your local farmer market or in almost any supermarket.
This wonderful soup recipe uses freshly husked sweetcorn! Feel free to substitute leftover grilled or boiled corn or even canned or frozen corn, if maize is not in season in your neck of the woods. Simply adjust the below cooking time accordingly. Fresh sweet corn will need to cook a bit longer than canned corn.
Since no soup is complete without a topping, be it garlic croutons or a generous sprinkle of parmesan, we added some crunchy popcorn and crispy bacon… a match made in heaven. Check out these 5 Tips to making popcorn like a pro.
Sweet Corn Soup is the perfect starter to the Fall Season!
Be sure to make enough of the toppings to be nibbling away on it
for the rest of the afternoon or evening!
Sweet Corn Soup with Bacon and Popcorn
(serves 4 as a starter)
- 4 cobs of fresh corn/maize
- 30 g butter
- 75 g lean cured raw bacon
- 1 medium onion (peeled and thinly sliced)
- 600 ml vegetable or chicken stock
- 1 handful popping corn
Cut the bacon into small dice (ca. 3mm), melt the butter in a pot and fry the bacon in it until it is starting to brown. Lift the bacon bits out with a slotted spoon, leave to dry and crisp up on a paper towel.
Add the onion slices to the pot and cook until translucent and starting to brown. Remove the outer layers and silk strings from the fresh sweet corn. Carefully cut the corn kernels off the cob and add to the pot, stirring for about 1 minute. Pour in the soup stock and cook for 20 minutes, continuously stirring.
Prepare the popcorn – pour some oil into a lidded pot to just cover the bottom, add the popping corn, cook with the lid on until the corn pops. Lightly salt.
Puree the soup with a handheld blender until smooth. Add soup stock to your liking should you prefer your soup thinner.
Divide between soup bowls, sprinkle with the popcorn and bacon just before serving. Enjoy!
Thank you to @thepassionatecook for this wonderful recipe! Be sure to check out our Easy Recipe videos with step by step instructions.
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