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A very tasty, fine soup with corn and hearty onions. The spicy flavor fits perfectly a wonderful Christmas dinner.

I consider that for an American-inspired Christmas dinner, corn soup works perfectly. After an American-inspired Christmas dinner was on my mind in 2020, it wasn’t hard to decide to go with this corn soup. On top of that, this soup is also gluten-free! So *yey* for all allergy sufferers! 🥳 Thanks to its hearty taste and fine consistency, the corn soup I present here is just the thing to prepare your stomach for the mini cheeseburgers after the Caesar salad and the wonderful dessert “Waffle blossoms with chestnut purée” that follows.

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Which ingredients to use?

  • 10.58oz (300g) frozen corn kernels or canned corn
  • 1 piece onion
  • 5.29oz (150g) potatoes
  • 0.7oz (20g) butter
  • 16.9 fl oz (500ml) vegetable soup or clear chicken broth
  • 4.4oz (125g) crème fraîche
  • 1 pinch salt
  • half a teaspoon of pepper
  • 8.45 fl oz (250ml) tap water

NOTE: I am using clear chicken broth in this case and not vegetable soup. The clear chicken broth adds a distinctive flavor, and I always have clear chicken broth frozen in stock. On the one hand, to use it for cooking or on the other hand, as a small light dinner when I don’t feel like cooking.

If you’d like to stock up on chicken broth, too, you can find the recipe either in the “Christmas Dinner Recipe e-book for an American-inspired Christmas dinner” I mentioned above, or you can read through the summary below.

How to make clear chicken broth

For clear chicken broth, you’ll ideally need

  • a 338 fl oz (10L) cooking pot,
  • 1 whole soup chicken,
  • a bunch of greens (includes carrots, leeks, celery, parsley),
  • 1 teaspoon salt,
  • 1/2 tablespoon lovage,
  • 4-5 peppercorns,
  • a small tomato,
  • the skin of an onion,
  • a clove of garlic,
  • and a vegetable stock cube.

Put all the ingredients in the cooking pot, fill it with water, and let the soup boil for 2-3 hours. Then strain and pour into freezable containers (about 500ml capacity). Store them in the freezer after cooling. This way, you’ll always have a delicious, hearty chicken soup on hand when you need it.

Kitchen accessories you will need

  • 1 Immersion blender
  • 1 Cooking pot (big) with lid for cooking the entire soup
  • 1 Close-meshed sieve 
  • 1 Cook’s knife
  • 1 Chopping board
  • 1 Mixing bowl (big)
  • 1 Universal electric chopper (not mandatory)
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 Wooden spoon

Cooking instructions corn soup

So, let’s start cooking this deliciousness! To start, peel, wash and chop the potato and onion.

Peel, wash, and chop the potato and onion. If you don't want to weep while cutting the onion, you can use a universal electric chopper (if available) for this purpose.

If you don’t want to weep while cutting the onion, you can use a universal electric chopper (if available) for this purpose. A chopper like this makes cooking life much more comfortable, and I am an absolute fan of it! You save yourself tears, and it is much faster when chopping. If you want to get such a gadget, make sure you buy one that has blades on two levels, which you can also remove as needed.

Now, heat the butter in a cooking pot and sauté the onion in it until translucent.

Heat the butter in a pot and sauté the onion in it until translucent.

Why sauté the onion until translucent? This has several reasons: On the one hand, the onion’s aroma develops better, it tastes a little sweeter and not so intrusive. Furthermore, it is better digestible by sautéing, which your body will thank you for during a sumptuous Christmas dinner!

After the onions are ready prepared, add the potatoes and infuse with the clear chicken broth. Cover the cooking pot with a lid and simmer gently for 10 minutes. Then, add the corn and cook gently for another 10 minutes. Next, add crème fraîche, salt, pepper, and tap water, and liquidize the soup with the immersion blender.

Add crème fraîche, salt, pepper, and the tap water, and liquidize the soup with the immersion blender.

To make less mess while blending, try holding one or two pieces of paper towel over the pot while blending so not everything is splattered all over the kitchen. Finally, to make the soup quite subtle, pass it through a close-meshed sieve into a large bowl or cooking pot. Passing through the sieve works best with a regular tablespoon.

Finally, to make the soup quite subtle, pass it through a sieve into a large bowl.

After straining, pour the soup back into the pot and bring it to a boil again. Voilà, your smooth and delicious corn soup is ready-made and able to be served!

A very tasty, fine soup with corn and hearty onions. The spicy flavor fits perfectly a wonderful Christmas dinner.
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A very tasty, fine soup with corn and hearty onions. The spicy flavor fits perfectly a wonderful Christmas dinner.

Smooth Corn Soup

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A very tasty, fine soup with corn and hearty onions. The spicy flavor fits perfectly a wonderful Christmas dinner.
5 from 53 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 161 kcal

Equipment

Blender
1 Close meshed sieve
Electric chopper
1 Mixing bowl (big)

Ingredients
 
 

  • 10.58 oz Frozen corn kernels Works with canned corn as well
  • 1 piece Onion
  • 5.29 oz Potatoes
  • 0.7 oz Butter
  • 16.9 floz Vegetable soup or chicken broth
  • 4.4 oz Crème fraîche
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 8.42 floz Tap Water

Instructions
 

  • Peel, wash, and chop the potato and onion. If you don't want to weep while cutting the onion, you can use a universal electric chopper (if available) for this purpose.
  • Heat the butter in a pot and sauté the onion in it until translucent.
  • Add the potatoes and infuse with the clear chicken broth.
  • Cover and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  • Add the corn and cook gently for another 10 minutes.
  • Next, add crème fraîche, salt, pepper, and the tap water, and liquidize the soup with the immersion blender.
  • Finally, to make the soup quite subtle, pass it with a tablespoon through a close-meshed sieve into a large bowl or cooking pot.
  • After straining, pour the soup back into the pot and bring to a boil again.
  • Voilà, your smooth and delicious corn soup is ready-made and able to be served!

Notes

NOTE: I am using clear chicken broth in this case and not vegetable soup. The clear chicken broth adds a distinctive flavor, and I always have clear chicken broth frozen in stock. On the one hand, to use it for cooking or on the other hand, as a small light dinner when I don’t feel like cooking.
If you’d like to stock up on chicken broth, too, you can find the recipe either in the “Christmas Dinner Recipe e-book for an American-inspired Christmas dinner”, or you can read through the summary below.

How to make clear chicken broth

For clear chicken broth, you’ll ideally need
  • a 338 fl oz (10L) cooking pot,
  • 1 whole soup chicken,
  • a bunch of greens (includes carrots, leeks, celery, parsley),
  • 1 teaspoon salt,
  • 1/2 tablespoon lovage,
  • 4-5 peppercorns,
  • a small tomato,
  • the skin of an onion,
  • a clove of garlic,
  • and a vegetable stock cube.
 
Put all the ingredients in the cooking pot, fill it with water, and let the soup boil for 2-3 hours. Then strain and pour into freezable containers (about 500ml capacity). Store them in the freezer after cooling. This way, you’ll always have a delicious, hearty chicken soup on hand when you need it.
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