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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bacon Corn Chowder.... to keep you warm :)

I know I've posted this before but here it goes again.
It's been sooooo cold here, this is one of my favorite, easy comfort foods. :)

First I peel, cube and cook 6 potatoes in salted water until tender.
Then cook 6 or so slices of bacon until crisp, remove and save for later...



cook 1/2 of a medium onion, a few green onions and 1 clove of minced garlic in the bacon drippings...




when the onions are tender I add 3 TBs of butter....





and 3TBs of flour.....



Cook the flour for a minute or two....




add one cup of milk.....stir well.



add 4 more cups of milk, one can of creamed corn, about 1 to 2 cups of whole kernal corn (grilled works well), the cubed cooked potatoes...




season with salt and pepper, simmer on low until thickened...





top with the crumbled crisp bacon...







It's sooo tasty and keeps me warm!

30 comments:

Mark Willis said...

I agree - that sounds like the ideal soup for a cold evening in February when the wind is howling round the house (as it is here in the UK...)
And you make it sound so easy.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Mark! I hope you give it a try sometime. It really is simple and filling.
Sounds like you are getting a good dose of cold weather too. Keep warm! :)

LindaG said...

That looks great! :-)

Ken said...

That looks as if it will warm you up,
as always nice looking grub!
Stay warm..........! Keep your coors light bundled up too!!!!

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

I will have to try this wonderful looking recipe this week. I am allergic to corn products (along with other stuff) and have never really cut it out of my diet. Decided that starting next Sunday I am making a concious effort to cut out all corn, so luckily I saw it this Sunday!

David P. Offutt - The Gastronomic Gardener said...

Georgeous!

Bean Bell said...

This sounds comforting and easy to make. I think I'm making it this week!

Capt. Ron said...

I love corn chowder in the winter time.

Have you tried adding some peeled shrimp during the last 8-10 minutes? Yum.......I also like a splash of sherry when I serve it.

Jane said...

Reminds me of potato soup.Except I don't use corn. And I use cheese. I am going to try this recipe it looks so good. Thanks for sharing. Blessings jane

drholly said...

Wow - that looks great. Guess what's for dinner tomorrow night! BTW - I really enjoyed your lake pictures - thank you for sharing your favorite place.
David

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

I really think I'll have to make me a batch of that real soon. Do you ever freeze it for later use Jeanie, or is that not a good idea?

cowgirl said...

Thank you Linda! I like it. Keeps me warm too. :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Ken, hope all is going well with you!

cowgirl said...

Shoot Ruth, sorry to hear of your allergies! Hope the chowder doesn't make things worse. Guess you could just make it potato and bacon chowder. :) Good luck with it and thanks!

cowgirl said...

David Thanks!! :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Bean Bell! Hope it turns out well for you, Thanks for stopping by too!

cowgirl said...

Capt. Ron, the shrimp and sherry sound wonderful! Thanks for the idea. :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Jane, I love potato soup too! :)

cowgirl said...

David, thank you! I hope the chowder turns out well for you.
I really like that little lake, it's a good place to get away and relax.
Hope you are keeping warm!

cowgirl said...

Thanks Mark, It will warm you up. :)
The chowder doesn't freeze well, the texture of the milk and potatoes changes a bit.. it's just better fresh.
Hope you are doing well, your place looks great!
Thanks Mark...

Rawtalent said...

Ya had me at bacon. I really dig the butter added to the drippings. My cardiologist, not so much. Comfort food of the highest degree!

Ron said...

I tried this the first time you posted it and loved it. This has become an essential regular winter meal. The only thing I have added is a touch of cayenne pepper to give it an extra little kick. Awesome recipe!!

cowgirl said...

lol Thanks Rawtalent! It's definately not the healthiest thing to eat, but the butter and bacon drippings add sooooo much flavor. :)

cowgirl said...

Mmmm Ron! I like the sound of cayenne in the pot. Thank you for the idea!
I'm glad you have been enjoying the chowder... It's one of my favorite comfort meals. :)
Thanks Ron!

Mrs. JP said...

Thanks for this recipe. It warms me up just thinking about it.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Mrs JP! Hope you enjoy it. :)

drholly said...

Jeanie, Made the chowder tonight. My kids loved it - remember they are 10 & 12 - so this is real. They each had a couple of bowls before BB and gymnastics then came home and asked for more! Dude this is great! David

cowgirl said...

David that is great!! I'm so glad they liked it! You've made my day.
Tell the girls Thanks from me. :)

hoghunta said...

I LOOOOOOVVVEEE Corn Chowder :) Will definitely add the butter next time around as well. I cook a load of bacon and add it into the chowder as well. Man, Think im gonna cook up some right now as this rain is makin me hungry for some chowder LOL!!!

Aloha!

cowgirl said...

Thanks Dom! I love it too. Think I'll add more bacon in my next batch, that sounds great.
It's been on my mind since the weather turned cold here... I need to make a batch soon too. :)
Hope you are having a nice weekend. Thanks again Dom! :)