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Corn on Pizza??

I just finished downloadeing a BUTTLOAD of food wallpaper pics from a website and the majority of pics of pizza had kernel corn on them. Is this some new trend of which I am unaware? do any of you eat corn on your pizza?

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  1. I never have, but want to try it as an additional topping to my red bliss potato white pizza. I'll probably slice the kernels off some leftover grilled "on the cob".

    1. Oh sure, it's very good on pizza. When we have grilled pizza I grill fresh corn on the cob alongside the dough and then cut the kernels off with all that nice char and add it as a topping before serving.

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      1. re: HillJ

        I didn't know this was unusual or specific to any particular type of pizza enjoyment. I had the topping grilled on a pizza in CA years ago and started making it that way at home during NJ corn season.

      2. One of my favorite toppings, in fact.

        When I used to deliver pizza, my post-shift treat would be a pizza -- one half topped with ham, spinach & mushrooms, one half topped with tuna, corn & onion.

        Awesomeness. It's clearly not an American thing, but why would I care.

        1. Slightly askew of the topic, but I have a dear friend who makes her tuna salad with corn. She had it served to her that way in Ireland, thought it was odd at first, but now loves it. So does virtually everyone else to whom she has served it! I bet it would be spectacular with roasted sweet corn!

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          1. re: PattiCakes

            I just saw that version of tuna salad in "Real Irish Food" by David Bowers. Simply can of tuna, mayo and some canned corn.

            1. re: PattiCakes

              Tuna, sweetcorn and mayo have been a British sandwich staple for the last few decades.

            2. It's a popular pizza topping in parts of Asia. I've had it like that in Singapore, Malaysia and India. I wish more places offered it here in the US.

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              1. re: boogiebaby

                Corn on pizza is very popular in Japan, and I wouldn't be surprised if it originated here. Among expats in Japan, a joking expression is "I'll have a corn and squid pizza and a bottle of sweat." The sweat is, of course, the sports drink Pokari Sweat.

                1. re: boogiebaby

                  Yes I have seen it in India as "sweetcorn." Also common in Dubai because of the high South Asian population.

                2. I've never had it but now that I think about it, I think it would be very good on certain pizzas, like a BBQ chicken pizza.

                  1. Hi, PH:

                    No, I don't think it's a new trend. But I think you will find it used more on pies with a non-Italian ethnic spin. There used to be a place just off the Stanford campus that offered "Cuban-style pizza" with corn in the topping. The first time I tasted it, I thought it was weird, but I came to like it very much.

                    I think corn would be a good topping on all pizza actually.

                    Aloha,
                    Kaleo

                    1. I became aware of corn on pizza in 1993 when I read "Dave Barry Does Japan". For an 18 year old who was curious about the world but hadn't yet traveled, this book was about the greatest thing I could have gotten my hands around.

                      http://www.angelfire.com/va2/tmnt/dav...

                      Mr Taster

                      1. You know, it's very common on pizzas in England. My cousins favorite pizza is corn, Serrano chilis and tuna. It doesn't taste as bad as it sounds

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                        1. I've never had it, but I'll never say never.
                          I draw the line at pineapple on pizza though. No. Just...no.

                          1. When I was in Japan 15 years ago corn was automatically put on the pizza regardless of toppings ordered.

                            Initially I thought it strange but the flavor works!

                            1. Common to see corn on pizza in France and Japan apparently

                              1. Yuck, I have no desire to eat corn on pizza. I'm not a fan of cooked corn anyway. Raw it's wonderful though.

                                1. Never had it, but it sounds really good. We love any kind of roasted/grilled corn, so this fits right in.

                                  ...actually, when I think about it, corn is good with just about anything!! :-)

                                  1. I'm with Kalivs. When I lived in England back in the day, 'sweet corn' and 'sardines' were both really common ingredients on pizza. I haven't done it here, but I can see a tomato, corn kernel, and bacon pizza in my future...

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                                    1. re: tonifi

                                      I'm thinking some kind of "New England Chowder" pizza - white sauce, clams, corn, potatoes, etc.

                                    2. It's very popular/mainstream for pizza in Israel. I've never been able to make myself try it because I find the visual jarring.

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                                      1. re: cresyd

                                        I love how Israeli pizza = corn.
                                        Last time I was in Israel we kept ordering pizza delivery just to get a pie with corn on top!

                                        1. re: cheesecake17

                                          Uff.......yeah, I've been living in Jerusalem for 5 years and have yet to try it. I know it's very popular and I'm not a pizza snob by a long shot., but I just can't go there!

                                          1. re: cresyd

                                            Try it!!!! I'm not gonna say its "awesome" but it's definitely part of the Israeli experience

                                      2. It's popular in Slovenia also. It's also part of their salad bars there.

                                        1. I'm good with it. Needs to be fresh corn.

                                          1. It's popular in Los Angeles (well, at least in Arcadia, a suburb of Pasadena, which is a suburb of Los Angeles).

                                            1. also very common on Brazilian pizza, usually with chicken. And much closer to home, Stella Rosa (now Stella Barra) Pizzeria in Santa Monica used to have a salumi and sweet corn pizza that was delicious but I don't see it on the current menu.

                                              1. We have an artisan pizzeria here called "Clever Crow Pizza" that has one with roasted onions, corn, and cheese on a sour dough crust. Apparently a signature pizza for them so eh, I'd eat it.

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                                                1. re: Crockett67

                                                  The Showbiz Pizza chain (what is now called Chuck E Cheese) had corn on one of their pizzas (the Royal) starting in 1980.

                                                2. It's fairly common in Chile, and I've seen it in Poland too. From the responses on this thread, it seems to be everywhere but Italy and the United States (except for Sta. Monica).

                                                    1. I've been making pizza w/corn for years ever since I had it at Alfornos in Providence RI. They do a grilled pizza w/ a simple fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella and grilled corn. It comes to the table covered with fresh scallions.
                                                      It's the best pizza I've ever had, and for its size, the most expensive too.
                                                      The recipe is in their cookbook, Cucina Simpatica.

                                                      1. I have not had it and I have not seen one, but I imagine that I would actually like corn on pizza a lot. Now, corn in Ramen would not work for me.

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                                                          1. re: paulj

                                                            I try to follow my own taste preference. :)

                                                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                                              Ooooh. I had wonderful tonkatsu ramen in Berlin at this place:

                                                              http://www.yelp.com/biz/cocolo-ramen-...

                                                              that had corn in it.... but I love corn a lot, period.

                                                              It is really awesome on pizza. If the grilled pizza wins on the DOTM thread, I will convince my man to give it a try.

                                                        1. In Okinawa, the pizza often came with corn, or small pancakes with fried egg, and the sauce was Hunt's tomato, right out of the can.

                                                          1. I've never had it, but when I read the topic title, I thought, "why not?"
                                                            and I live close to Arcadia and not that far from Santa Monica.

                                                            I am also going to try the tuna/corn thingie. sounds good to me.