Corn soup

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Corn soup
Corn soup.jpg
Corn soup in the Netherlands
Type Soup
Place of origin Canada and the United States
Main ingredients Corn (typically sweetcorn), broth or milk/cream
Cookbook: Corn soup  Media: Corn soup

Corn soup is a soup made of corn (typically sweetcorn). It was normally made in corn-producing areas of the world, but is now widespread because of greater corn distribution. The basic recipe is some type of soup base with corn added followed by whatever ingredients give it its distinct style. Typically ingredients are corn cut from the cob, water, butter, some flour, an egg, with salt and pepper for seasoning — this varies by region.

Native Americans[edit]

Corn, being a staple crop for many Native American tribes has led to corn soup being a primary food among them. M. R. Harrington reported that 1908 hulled-corn soup onno'kwǎ' was the most popular dish for the Seneca Indians. He also stated, "[s]eldom do the Indians, pagan or Christian, meet for any function [...] without a kettle of onno'kwǎ', hot and savory, to regale the crowd". The soup was served at religious events, the people getting a ladleful every time they encircled the kettle.[1]


Several types of soups are prepared using corn as a primary ingredient.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ M. R. Harrington. Some Seneca Corn-Foods and Their Preparation. American Anthropologist, New Series, Vol. 10, No. 4. (Oct. - Dec., 1908), pp. 575-590. Stable URL