corn chowder

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Homemade Corn Chowder

Ingredients:

6-8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 small onion, chopped

1  1/2 cup water

2  medium red skinned potatoes, cut into small pieces to allow quick cooking

1 package (10 oz) frozen corn or 1 can (12 oz) corn, undrained

½ tsp salt

1/4 – 1/2 tsp. Montreal Steak seasoning

1 tsp. chicken bouillon

1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1 tall can evaporated milk

1 Tbl. butter or margarine

1 Tbl. flour  

Directions:

Cook the bacon slowly in a large saucepan until crisp; remove and drain on paper towels.

Add onions to pan and cook until transparent but not brown, about 10 minutes.corn chowder To make a roux; in a separate pan, melt the butter.corn chowder Add in the flour to the melted butter and cook, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes, this removes the flour taste from the roux.  Browned, but not burned, gives a great flavor to the soup.corn chowder To the first pan with the cooked onions, add in the water, corn, salt, Montreal steak seasoning, balsamic vinegar, chicken bouillon, evaporated milk and potatoes.

Cook until potatoes are tender, but do not over cook. Add in a bit of water if needed during the cooking time.  

After the potatoes are cooked but still have a bit of bite to them, add in most of the cooked bacon.corn chowder Add the roux to the corn and potato mixture. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3-5 minutes until soup thickens slightlycorn chowder Serve topped with the rest of the crumbled bacon.

Carrie’s recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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