Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Corn Chowder on the Double




Easy Easy Corn Chowder!

10-12 oz baby red potatoes
1/3 large red onion, chopped (not too finely)
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 15oz can creamed corn
1 24 oz bag frozen corn
6 slices of bacon, cooked
milk or cream (I use fat-free milk)
Salt, pepper, parsley, paprika to taste

Quarter the potatoes (or if they are too large quartered, cut into bite-sized pieces) and put in 3qt pot, add onion, garlic and water just to cover. Cook until fork tender.

Add creamed corn and frozen corn. Then add milk or a combination of cream and milk (if you prefer a thicker chowder) I add enough to fill the pot to within an inch of the top of pot. Add 3 slices of bacon,  and season to taste. Warm thoroughly but do not boil.

Crumble remaining bacon slices and top chowder with bacon pieces. Add additional parsley and paprika.

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This is what I made for supper tonight. The recipe is not written down anywhere. It is in my head. (which is a tad worrisome--but a quick glance over the list of ingredients assures me that you will not end up with a bowl of steaming, salty milk.) 

My family loves it too; it has been a favorite for many years in this household.

It tasted so good tonight! Hit the old spot! It is very cold night and a nor'easter is approaching though it is more of a coastal storm. Being in the western part of NH, we will likely get the lower snow amounts. THANK YOU!


"Only the pure in heart can make a good soup."
Ludwig van Beethoven