|Alternative names||Soup Corn|
|Place of origin||United States|
Creamed corn (which is also known by other names, such as cream-style corn) is a type of creamed food made by combining pieces of whole sweetcorn with a soup of milky residue from pulped corn kernels scraped from the cob. Originating in Native American cuisine, it is now most commonly eaten in the Midwestern and Southern United States. It is an almost soupy version of sweetcorn, but unlike other preparations of sweetcorn, creamed corn is partially puréed, releasing the liquid contents of the kernels.
The dish does not usually contain any cream, but some homemade versions may include milk or cream. Sugar and starch may also be added. Store-bought canned preparations may contain tapioca starch as a thickener.
- Willis, Kimberley; Budnik, Viktor (13 July 2010). Knack Canning, Pickling & Preserving: Tools, Techniques & Recipes to Enjoy Fresh Food All Year-Round. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9780762766031 – via Google Books.
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