Friday, August 19, 2011

Corn and Potato Chowder

My 4 ears of corn have been sitting in fridge for over a week. We thought of having BBQ last weekend but we were invited to a party. So, before it turns wrinkle and dry I decided to make some chowder out of it. They are creamy thick soups with lots of chunky bits of sweet corns and potatoes in them. This chowder is so hearty, creamy, filling and it is a meal by itself. I served them with some pita chips.

From My Kitchen Snippets

4 ears corn – husk and silk removed
4 strips of bacon – cut into 1/4” pieces
3 red skin potatoes or russet potatoes – cut into ½” cubes
1 medium size onions – chopped
2 cloves garlic – chopped
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp flour
3 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 cup half and half
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Remove the kernels from corn with a knife. Using the back of your knife scrape any remaining pulp on the cobs. Take half of the corn kernels and blend it until fine in a food processor.
2. In a heavy bottom pot, brown the bacons. Remove half of the bacons for garnish. Remove most of the bacon fats from the pot. Add in the butter. Once butter melt, add in the garlic and onion.
3. Sauté until soft and translucent. Add in the flour and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minute. Gradually add stock, whisking constantly, and bring to a boil.
4. Add corn kernels, corn puree, thymes and potatoes. Return to simmer; reduce heat to medium-low and cook until potatoes have softened, 18-20 minutes.
5. Add in the seasonings and half and half. Bring it back to boil. Remove from heat and serve with some bacon.

Note: if you can’t find half and half you can replace it with half cup of milk and half cut of heavy cream.


WendyinKK said...

I have 3 ears of corn in the fridge too, been there for 3 weeks :)
Will be making a few birthday cakes these few days, so cannot try this--cream overload. LOL

Shereen said...

That look so good,Gert.I love any kind of chowder..we all do!Will try this soon.
PS: We got the you!

CaThY said...

This soup looks so delicious!. Thanks for sharing :)

lena said...

sounds good and must be filling too!Your pictures look lovely today, so is the little pot!

Elin said...

lovely chowder and I am sure it taste delicious. I have never tasted corn and potato chowder before. Will try making this one day. Thanks for the recipe. I sure Carlos enjoyed it:) lovely little pots!

ann low said...

WOW! My boys will love this with extra bacons. Looks so yummy!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Ohh this looks sooo comforting! It'll be so nice to have a big bowl now. Ok ok, will make it this weekend. 

busygran said...

If I had a bowl of your soup, I would dunk a piece of crusty bread in it. It would be heavenly! And I love your cute soup 'pots'!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Gert, this chowder sounds so good right this evening because it is much cooler here. I love any kind of chowder especially lobster chowder. Are those pretty soup pots ceramic?

Hankerie said...

This looks so inviting, I believe its taste as tasty as well. I never know chowder can mix with potato and corn, which previously I only tried the seafood chowder.

myfudo said...

Looks so creamy and rich. A perfect chowder for our anniversary.

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

My 4 ears of corn had to be stuffed into the freezer before I left for vacation. Time to take it out. This sounds really tasty and yummy...especially with the bacon!

My Little Space said...

I should try making my own corn chowder soon. Yours look truly delish with bacon. Yummmm...

ICook4Fun said...

Wendy, so what are you going to do with the 3 corns?

Shereen, we love this soup too. Glad your got the 818. Sure prosperous!!!

Cathy, thank you.

Lena, thank you.

Elin, hope you try this out one day. They are really good.

Ann, we love the bacon bits too :)

Bee Bee, how do you like the chowder?

Busygran, we like it with crusty bread too and thank you :)

ICook4Fun said...

Quay Po, yes lobster chowder had similar ingredients in it. Yes it is ceramic pots :)

Myfudo, Happy Anniversary to you and your other half :)

Hankerie, yes pototo will help to thicken up the chowder. The one you tried without the potato must be Manhattan chowder :)

Biren, I thought of of keeping it the freezer too but I know it will be there forever so I better cook them up :)

Kristy, thank you.