Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Summer Corn Chowder

My daughter, who insists she does not like soup, requested corn chowder yesterday.                                                              
 I had just picked up a dozen ears at an Amish market over the weekend.  Corn is terrific this year.  I am guessing all the rain we had in the beginning of Summer has something to do with it.

 I had just made stock using a free range chicken.  I heated it in a pot and added all of the corn cobs after having cut the kernels off of them.  If you simmer the cobs for an hour or so, all the rest of the pieces of corn can easily be scraped off of them adding lots of flavor to the chowder.

Dice a large onion, some celery and carrots and some green pepper.  I used my poblanos.  Saute them in a bit of bacon grease to add smokey flavor.  Add 4 tablespoons of flour and cook, stirring for a minute. Add the stock. Add salt and pepper and some thyme.
Dice some new potatoes and add them and bring this to a boil.  Turn it down to a simmer.                                                   
Add 2 cups of milk.  You can add cream or half and half if you want it to be really rich.                                                    
When the potatoes are tender, it is ready.  You can serve this topped with crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese to make it heartier.






9 comments:

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Umm, umm, good!

Dee said...

That looks so good - we love soup here - year round.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

Almost soup season here now and this look so delicious!

Have a great day!
Christer.

Guillaume said...

It is autumn here already. I hope it stays that way.

Summer corn chowder could as well be a meal for early autumn: corn is very autumnal in my mind.

Jim said...

I love the little 'secrets' you have to make things pop with flavour.....like cooking the cobs in chicken stock. you must have had a great 'teacher'.

This corn chowder looks wonderful.

Nellie said...

Oh, yum! I am on my way!

Barb said...

I just love corn chowder. I never thought of boiling the husks. Next time I will try that.

Mary Ann said...

I did not know about boiling the cobs, either! Wow! This really looks hearty, and Keith eats soup daily.

chickpea678 said...

Wow does that look good!