Corn Chowder (CHOWDA)

Corn Chowder (CHOWDA)

I can count the amount of times I have eaten corn chowder in my life on one hand. Actually, now that I say that, I don’t think I have ever eaten corn chowder? So I was pretty surprised when I was craving it one day. Was it the cold weather, maybe. I do love corn. I am not a huge fan of cream soups, I actually don’t like them at all. Wait, why did I make this soup again?Just kidding. This soup did not call for cream, it uses milk instead which is good.

Ed, Nate and I all thought this was a good dish. Pretty simple to make and actually healthy. Whole milk isn’t the devil people. We need fat in our diet, it allows us to absorb fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E and K). It also keeps you full for a longer period of time.

We ate it while we watched Gotham. Have you watched it? It is based on batman, before he was batman, and more about the city of Gotham (duh). At first, I didn’t think it would be that good but then it started to get dark and intense. I recommend it, this chowder too.

2 tablespoons of butter
1 large white onion, diced
1 large carrot, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large baking potato, cut into small pieces
2 cups vegetable broth
3 ears of corn
3.5 cups while milk
1/3 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

Place a large pot on medium low heat.
Add the butter and melt.
Add the garlic and onions and sauté for about five minutes.
Add the carrots, celery and potatoes and stir. Let cook for another five minutes.
Add the vegetable broth and cook until vegetables are soft, about ten minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and milk.
Add milk mixture to the pot and stir.
Add the corn, thyme, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil, watch closely, stirring often.
Once at a boil, bring down to medium low heat and simmer, stirring often.
The chowder should become thick. It will easily burn on the bottom so be sure to stir at least every five minutes.

If you like spicy, you can add a few dashes of cayenne pepper.
We also thought a little crumbled bacon on top would be delicious.

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People aren’t as beautiful as they look, as they walk or as they talk. They are only as beautiful as they love, as they care and as they share.

Adapted from twopeasandtheirpod.com

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