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Corn & Potato Chowder

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corn chowder

Do you ever feel you need some down-home cooking?   Here is a fabulous soup that is comforting, easy and economical.

Serve with some french or artisan bread and kick your feet up for a spell. Click through the pages for the recipe.

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Homemade Corn Chowder


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  


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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  1. I found your post on Thursday Favourite Things Blog Hop. I ate corn chowder for the first time this last year and I LOVED it! I needed a recipe of my own to try it 🙂 Thank you for sharing your recipe! I’m looking forward to trying it!

  2. this is one of my favorite things!!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. You help to make it so much fun.♥

  3. I have been looking for a good corn chowder recipe for some time. I think this is it! Thanks for sharing on Four Seasons Blog Hop!

  4. I saw you shared this recipe at the Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s link party. I have a new link party on my website, Required Ingredient Recipe Link Party…and this week’s featured ingredient is potatoes. I hope you’ll pop over and share this recipe, and any others you just love that have potatoes in them.

  5. Leilani says:

    Mmm….on a day like today where the house is cold (we don’t have central heat), chowder sounds great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I might just throw a ton of cheese on top. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Yummy! I love soup. Thanks for linking up at Create it or Bake it hope you come back tomorrow and share again!

  7. I love corn chowder and yours looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  8. Nicolette says:

    There is nothing better than a bowl of soup on a chilly day. Corn chowder is one of my comfort foods. Thanks for sharing with the Mixing Bowl Party this month!

  9. laura says:

    Pinning! Would love for you to link this up in January at Friday Favorites (After New Year’s!)! laura

  10. I have always had a weakness for corn chowder, and this recipe looks divine! Pinned for future use. Thanks for sharing.


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