Fresh Corn Chowder

I love corn, I love soup put them together and we have ringing bells. So to my kids, they can be picky.. they complain I dont like .. whatever it is that night I am cooking.. but this soup, they were quiet as a mouse eating and spilling soup along the way.

And.. I did not mention its fresh corn season.. so go grab your corn and come get this recipe!

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Recipe as follows:

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 ears of corn
  • 2-3 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 1 Tbls butter ( unsalted)
  • 1 med yellow onion, chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbls all purpose flour
  • 3 Cups chicken stock
  • 2 Med red potatoes, diced * bigger chunks*
  • 1 small red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • fresh black pepper and salt to taste

Directions:,

1. Remove corn from 4 corn cobs and remaining corn grate the corn kernels to make a kernel pulp. You should have about 2 cups of pulp. Set aside

2. saute bacon is a heavy saucepan over med heat, until browned and crisp

3. Reduce heat to low adding butter and onions. Cover and cook until soft about 10-12 minutes. then remove bacon/onion mixture

4.Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Then sprinkle flour and stir about 2 minutes. Then slowly whisk broth. Then add Potatoes, bell pepper, thyme, bayleaf, grated corn pulp, milk and bacon/onion mixture. allow to simmer 8-10 minutes until potatoes are soft.

5. Add corn and cream and season with salt and pepper, cook an additional 5 minutes and serve!

Enjoy!! xoxo.

Recipe Source: A feast for the eyes

 

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