Monday, March 26, 2012

Corn and potato chowder

You will need

2 pounds of red potatoes, cubed into one inch pieces
1 tbsp salt, divided
2 tbsp butter
1 pkg frozen roasted corn, thawed; about 3 cups
I used Trader Joes brand.
You can also substitute regular corn or grilled corn on the cob, kernels removed after roasting.
1 large white onion, finely chopped
3 cups reduced fat (2%) milk, plus 1/2 cup, divided
1/2 cup half and half
2 lemon thyme sprigs
3 tbsp chives, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon thyme, chopped
kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper

First, prep all of your ingredients and have them handy. Place the potatoes and 2 tsp of salt in a large pot of water. Bring to a boil and cook until just fork tender, about 10-15 minutes. Place your frozen corn in a saucepan and bring to room temperature

Once the corn is room temperature, puree one cup of roasted corn and 1/2 cup milk. Set aside. When the potatoes are fork tender, drain and set aside, still in the colander.

Melt the butter in a stockpot or deep skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and the last teaspoon of salt. While they are cooking, use a knife to further rough chop the potatoes in the colander. Once the onions are translucent, about 3-5 minutes, add the milk, half and half, potatoes, roasted corn, roasted corn puree, and thyme sprigs. Raise temperature to simmer ingredients.

Simmer ingredients in the pot for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chopped chives & 1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme. Remove thyme sprigs {the leaves will have mostly fallen off so fish out those pesky stems}. Serve hot with bread sticks and/or a salad. I cheated - those bread stick beauties are store bought! They were garlicky and buttery and delicious! And once you dunk those suckers into the chowder, you won't be able to stop. It's THAT GOOD!

glad i found this recipe at dwell on joy

1 comment:

  1. You're right! I really envy your cooking! So Delicious! Great skills!

    I also know more recipes from Culinary Schools. This might also help!