Friday, October 7, 2011

Corn Chowder Bread Bowls

I decided I wanted soup in a bread bowl.  I can't think of a more Fall-like meal!  And I thought I should redeem myself after posting about ice cream.  This soup is super easy, which I like, it doesn't call for a ton of ingredients, which I also like, and it doesn't take long to make.  If you don't like corn, I would just stop reading right here and find a different kind of chowder to put in your bread bowl.  This soup has three different kids of corn.  Yeah, when I say it's corn chowder, I mean it.  I happen to love corn, so it doesn't bother me one bit. 

Corn Chowder
1 onion, diced
2 T butter or oil
1.5 cups water
2 bullion cubes (or 2 tsp chicken bullion)
2 small red potatoes, diced
8 oz can cream corn
8 oz can corn
10 oz frozen corn
2 cups milk
1 egg

Directions:  Add butter or oil to pan, when heated, add onion.  Cook on med-high until tender (about 5 minutes).  Add water, bullion, and potatoes, simmer until potatoes are tender.  Add cream corn, corn and milk.  (*I also whisked 1-2 T flour into the milk before adding it.  I wanted it a bit thicker for the bread bowl.)  Bring to boil, remove from heat.  With a large measuring cup, remove about 1/2 cup of soup and rapidly whisk in egg.  Return mixture to soup, blend well.  Heat thoroughly before serving.
Serves 4-6

*If you want this thicker and you are making it gluten free, you can just skip the bread bowl and eat it without making it thicker or you can substitute 1 T of corn starch for the flour.

Oh, I didn't want to find a recipe for bread bowls because I was being lazy, so I just used this Easy French Bread recipe and divided it into 4 balls instead of one, then followed the rest of the directions except reduced the baking time.  I was going to maybe make some croutons or something crunchy to go on top of the soup with the inside of the bread bowls, but I ran out of time and I realized that's the only part of the bread my kids like to eat anyway.  So I just served it on the side to dunk in the soup.  But next time I might try croutons for some crunch.  I like crunch. 


  1. dude just in time for my snow storm!!!

  2. This is the best Chowder I have had. I love corn so this is right up my alley. I took this for lunch the next day and all my classmates were impressed that my wife makes home made chowder. Then one of them showed me a youtube clip about eating corn chowder like its you job. It was funny.


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