Recipe: Corn Chowder

The weather has been unbelievably nice in the Bay Area this week, and I am so happy that it's finally fall. I made a big pot of corn chowder earlier this week to celebrate. The recipe is below, and I think the simplicity of the ingredients really makes this recipe delicious. I'm looking forward to making homemade chicken noodle soup and trying out a vegan lentil chili recipe soon. What soups, stews, and chilis do you like to make when it's chilly out? I'd love to hear!

What you'll need: 
8 medium sized ears of sweet yellow corn (white will work too)
4 slices of thick cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 tbsp of all purpose flour
3 cups of chicken broth
2 medium sized red skinned potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
2 cups of milk
1 cup of heavy cream
Salt & pepper
Shredded cheese

-Cut kernels from 4 ears of corn and set aside.
-Working over a large bowl, grate remaining 4 ears of corn on the large size of a grater, and then scrape remaining pulp from cobs using the dull side of a butter knife.
-In a large pot over medium-high heat, cook the bacon for about 6 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.
-Add onion to pot and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown.
-Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
-Add flour and stir constantly for 2 minutes.
-Whisk in chicken broth then add potatoes, milk, and the grated corn. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
-Using a potato masher, press down on potatoes about 4-5 times.
-Stir in cooked bacon.
-Add whole kernel corn and heavy cream. Cook additional 5 minutes or until corn is tender but still crunchy.
-Stir in salt and pepper.
-Ladle into bowls and top with cheese.



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Janet Mandell said...

Yummy!!!! Such a great recipe.

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SarahJane Miller said...

This looks fabulous!! I must try it sometime. Thanks for stopping by my blog!! I am loving yours!! I am your newest follower, I hope you will continue to stop by and follow along if you'd like :)

Emi said...

yum- i need to make this next week! love that we both live in the bay area...what part do you live in? following you! follow back if you'd like! xo

Sheila said...

OMG I love corn chowder!! Will have to give this recipe a try. :)

xo - Sheila

Carrie said...

This looks delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by!