Thursday, January 28, 2010

:: Thursday's Recipe Rodeo ::

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Today's Round Up: Cozy Cookin'

I got this recipe from my friend Jessica. It is crazy delicious. We added a few extra things and it is fantastic. It is comprised of simple ingredients you that you most likely have on hand. So, if you are looking for an easy, delicious and quick meal, get cozy and make some of this creamy corn chowder.

Creamy Corn Chowder

* 2 Tbsp. butter
* 1/4 Cups all-purpose flour
* 1 Cup water
* 2 1/2 Cups milk (skim or 1% work just fine and lighten it up considerably)
* 2 regular-sized chicken bouillon cubes, 1 Knorr chicken bouillon cube, or 2 tsp. chicken base
* 1 Cup celery, diced
* 1 Cup broccoli florets
* 1 onion, diced
* 2 red potatoes, diced into small cubes
* 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 can corn, drained
* Salt and pepper to taste
* A few dashes of hot sauce (like Tabasco or Cholula)
* bacon


Cook bacon and set aside. In the meantime, melt butter over low heat in a soup pot. When melted, add flour to make a roux and whisk until it comes together in a little ball. Add water and whisk until completely combined and there are no lumps. Add milk and chicken base or bouillon and bring to a simmer. Add potatoes, onions, and garlic, celery, and broccoli. Bring to a simmer--don't boil. Stir frequently, for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add crumbled bacon and corn and heat through. Add a few drops of hot sauce and then salt to taste. Feel free to add more crumbled bacon and a smidge of shredded cheese on top. Enjoy!
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1 comment:

Stef said...

I love that you put bacon on yours! I've never seen bacon on corn chowder, but it makes so much sense!!