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Creamy corn and bacon chowder

Creamy corn and bacon chowder Creamy corn and bacon chowder
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Creamy corn and bacon chowder

Filed under: Brunch, Comfort food, Dinner, Entertaining, Lunch



preparation time

00:20 20min


Cooking time

00:20 20min



Everyone knows that a hearty soup warms the soul and picks up the spirits. But when it's corn and bacon chowder, the notion of comfort takes on a whole new meaning!

ingredients

  • 375 g Olymel bacon chopped into 1.5 cm dice
  • 4 potatoes (large, peeled and cut into 1.5 cm dice)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 500 g frozen corn, thawed and drained
  • 500 ml (2 cups) cold milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 65 g all-purpose flour
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cooking cream 15%
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 500 g (2 cups) cold chicken stock
  • 65 g butter
  • teaspoon thyme
  • 375 g Olymel bacon chopped into 1.5 cm dice
  • 500 g frozen corn, thawed and drained
  • 500 ml (2 cups) cold milk
  • 500 ml (2 cups) cold chicken stock
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cooking cream (optional)
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1.5 cm dice.
  • 3 celery stalks chopped into coarse dice
  • 1 large onion chopped into coarse dice
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped into coarse dice
  • 65 g butter
  • 65 g flour
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh or dried chopped thyme
  • Salt and pepper

instructions

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté onions, celery and carrots in butter for two minutes.
  2. Add the flour and mix well to coat the vegetables and make a roux.
  3. Immediately pour in the chicken stock and milk and stir well to dissolve the roux.
  4. Add potatoes, thyme and bay leaf. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil while stirring then reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Simmer stirring occasionally so potatoes do not stick to pot. Cook until potatoes are tender. Do not overcook.
  7. While soup is simmering, cook bacon until crisp, drain on absorbent paper and keep warm.
  8. Add corn and cream to soup. Adjust seasoning.
  9. Serve the chowder topped with crispy bacon.