Post by grammadee on Sept 17, 2020 14:55:59 GMT
Here is a simple recipe for a quick comfort food chowder you can make from staple supplies, and have it ready in an hour:
Quick Corn Chowder:
Ingredients: 1/2 lb bacon, cut in small pieces, 1 medium onion, chopped, 1 large can cream corn, 2 Tbsp butter, 1 cup milk, 2 Tbsp flour, 1/2 cup frozen veggies (I like peas).
1. Microwave on high the bacon & onions together, checking every couple of minutes until bacon is cooked and onions are soft.
2. Place corn and butter in a large pot, and bring to a boil over medium heat.
3. Thoroughly mix milk & flour together in a cup.
4. When corn is bubbly and butter is melted in the pot, add the bacon/onion mixture. When it is bubbling again, pour the milk/flour mixture in a stream, stirring the soup throughout, and bring to a boil again. Add frozen veggies, bring to a boil,
and cook for about 3 minutes over low heat (until veggies are done).
Oven cooked fresh corn chowder:
When I have lots of fresh corn in the garden, I process it like this for winter eating:
1. Prepare Corn: Use a sharp knife to cut the kernels from the cobs. Cover with water in a large oven safe pot, bring to a boil on top of the stove, and then simmer for 20 minutes. Do NOT drain.
2. Make Chowder: For every quart of corn kernels, mix up the Quick Corn Chowder recipe, adding everything except the frozen veggies and the milk/flour mixture.
3. Bake: Add chowder mixture to cooked corn. Stir together, and place pot in a 350F oven for 2 hours.
4. Finish: Remove baked chowder from oven. Add the thickening (milk/flour). When blended, add the frozen veggies. Return to oven for about 30 minutes.
It is delicious freshly made (especially if you have a loaf bread baking in the bread maker while the chowder is cooking). And it freezes well, so can be pulled out of the freezer and enjoyed for months to come.