Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Family Favorite Corn Chowder

          It's the peak of sweet corn season and in our excitement last weekend for dinner we cooked way more than any of us could eat.  So as I was sitting there looking at the dozen or so bright yellow ears left on the table I was racking my brain for some way to use our leftovers so that they would not go to waste when corn chowder came to mind.  The next day for dinner I threw together this simple and healthy recipe and that's exactly what we had.  Everyone (including the kids!) raved, hence the name "family favorite".  It was in fact so good that we were scraping the bottom of the kettle before I even got a chance to snap a picture of it to share with you all.  Sounds like a perfect excuse to make this again ASAP...stay tuned for photos!  (Update:  This happened not even a week later, pictures taken before inhaling this time!)

1 onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 tsp. minced garlic
½ cup (1 stick) butter
3-4 potatoes, diced
2 cups chicken stock
6-8 ears of sweet corn, cooked and cut from the cob
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and diced
½ cup flour
2 cups whole milk, divided
Salt & pepper
In a large kettle, sauté the onion, celery, carrots, and garlic in butter.  Add the potatoes and chicken stock to the kettle and simmer over medium-high heat until all veggies are cooked through.   Reduce the heat to low and stir in the chicken and corn (Tip: when removing the corn from the cob make sure to scrape the cob to get all those tasty tidbits and juices from it).  Whisk together the flour with ½ cup of the milk and add to the soup.  Continue stirring as the soup thickens and add the rest of the milk.  Once the soup is heated thoroughly remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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