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Ham and Sweet Corn Soup #SoupSwappers

Ham and Sweet Corn Soup combines  a few quick  and  easy pantry ingredients to make a flavorful  Asian  style soup in just minutes.

Ham and Sweet Corn Soup

Ham and Sweet Corn Soup

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Ham and Sweet Corn Soup  is my recipe of the day with one of  my favorite blogging groups: Saturday  Soup  Swappers.

This month we are sharing Asian style soups which are also some of my favorites. Although choosing a kind  of favorite soup  is  sometimes  like  choosing a favorite  child! Lucky  for me I just have one  child, so I  can shower her with  more than she can take. Ha!

Having  soups in the  summer can be an iffy issue.  It’s the  heat. And no, I am not talking about  spicy, although I  do  love those!

Heat  index will be in  the  mid-nineties  here today and sticky as a bowl of molasses.

I’ll have the  air on today to  keep it under control in  the  house, so summer cooking is not a problem for me.  Although  I  have been keeping  it  off as much as possible since we are still on  furlough  from my husband’s job. Pinching pennies severely is the new norm,  since we have no idea whatsoever when (or if) the current world storm will  blow over.

And he has been casting his employment net broadly, since he does specific scientific work which  is not found everywhere.  I have begun to consider that I might have to pack up and  move like a  Beverly Hillbilly (minus all their oil-rich cash  of course). I love adventure. I love  new places but. I  am getting  too  old for  this. 😉

Ham and Sweet Corn Soup

Anyhoo, this soup stirs  up quick with just a bit of  junk from the pantry, which you  may  have  stocked up on  for the pandemic. Well, except for the ham  and  eggs. I usually have some  of that around for breakfast.

The trick with the  ham and sweet  corn soup  is  getting the egg right. Use room temp eggs, whisk  those, and stream into the soup while  the soup spins. It’s  how you get the  little strings  of egg you see in the  common egg drop soup. If the eggs are cold or  not whisked well  enough, the strings will be too thick and if  you add  water, they  will likely  break  up.

Once you get it  spinning well  and drizzle it into the boiling  water, take your spoon out and watch  it spin  and quickly cook. Don’t break it up much at that point  by stirring it  further.

But even with summer heat, you  will be in and  out of  the kitchen quickly, and this makes a nice add to  any lunch or dinner.

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Ham and Sweet Corn Soup

Ham and Sweet Corn Soup

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Ham and Sweet Corn Soup

Ham and Sweet Corn Soup

Sue Lau
Asian style soup with ham and sweet corn.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Asian
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 15 ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 15 ounce can creamed corn
  • 1 cup finely diced ham
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 scallions sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 eggs beaten

Instructions
 

  • Heat together the chicken broth, corn, ham, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, and pepper.
  • Mix the cornstarch slurry and add to soup along with the scallions, stirring until thickened, about one minute after it boils.
  • Beat eggs lightly in a spouted glass measure; stir soup until it is like a whirlpool and while stirring, drizzle eggs into the hot spinning soup without breaking it up with stirring. This allows strings of egg to form.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com

Ham and Sweet Corn Soup

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4 responses

  1. It’s been a long time since I’ve tried my hand at ‘whirling the beaten egg’ into a soup. I remember well the first time I tried it. Can anyone say ‘egg clump soup’? I’ve got all those ingredients in the house, so I may just have to try this. Soon.

  2. I tried egg drop soup when I was first learning to cook and it didn’t go well so I never tried it again but now I think I need to. This looks delicious and simple , which are my two requirements this year.

    • He sent out a fishing hook to a place in Pontiac (Williams International)- not too far from where you are! <3

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