I've been really into soup lately so when I saw this recipe for Corn Chowder on my buddy Melissa's blog I knew I had to make it.
This was an utterly delicious soup. SP absolutely loved it. I can't wait to try this when corn is in season...I bet it's even better.
Gwen's Original Corn Chowder
Slightly modified from Gwen's recipe
1 lb. bacon, diced
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup flour
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 large package frozen corn, thawed
4-1/2 cups milk
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
2 scallions, chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup sour cream
Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy and brown. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. To the remaining bacon fat, add onion and garlic; sauté onion until it is clear. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth. While stirring, gradually add milk and chicken broth. Add in potatoes, bacon and corn. Continue to heat over medium to low heat, stirring frequently until chowder has thickened and potatoes are cooked through about 40 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in grated cheese, sour cream, parsley and scallions. Stir until cheese has melted.
To reheat – you might need to add chicken broth to thin it out as you reheat it. Heat in a pot over medium heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.