Sunday, September 26, 2010

Potato Corn Chowder

My mother-in-law and her husband brought us some potatoes from Idaho last time they were in town. I've been wanting to try her Potato Corn Chowder but I couldn't get her on the phone tonight to get the recipe. I had a recipe for Summer Corn Soup I wanted to try but the corn cobs I bought had already started to mold. So this recipe is very loosely based on that. I really liked it! I knew this recipe was a keeper when I saw Bobby get up to go get seconds. He is not a huge soup fan.

Potato Corn Chowder

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 large fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Ground white pepper
  • 4 thick bacon slices, diced
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • sour cream


  • Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; sprinkle with salt and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes (do not let onion brown). Add potatoes, carrot, celery, and garlic; cook until vegetables are soft, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Add 2 cups water, herb sprigs, bay leaf, and milk. Increase heat and bring to boil. Cover partially, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes to blend flavors.
  • Discard herb sprigs and bay leaf. Cool soup slightly. Working in batches if necessary, puree about 2/3 of soup and add back to pot. Season soup to taste with salt and white pepper. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.


  • Cook bacon in small skillet over medium heat until crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Transfer to small bowl. Mix in pinch of cayenne. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
  • Rewarm soup over medium heat. Divide among bowls. Sprinkle garnish over, top with a small dollop of sour cream, and serve.


allegra said...

i really love your blog. i'm kind of a stalker--friend of a friend.... but i appreciate you sharing your cooking talents with us and just had to say that!! i always come on here to get great recipes and like them all. thanks so much! you're a wonderful mom and wife. my husband would die to be married to you. ok, that sounds weird. but he'd love it if i were a better cook, cause i'm not really. haha. that's what i meant.

plus we have babies virtually the same age, i think so that's fun, too.

Ashley said...

Heaven help me, that looks so good.

Angel said...

I just made this for dinner and loved it. Thanks for the inspiration. I needed it tonight!

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