Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Corn Chowder Soup

It's the time of year where we are known far and wide for our high quality Chilliwack Corn.
Every fall I can't wait to dig in and pull the last of the fresh potatoes, carrots, onions and of course fresh corn. This year is been extra special, as we have our own fresh corn.
Corn Chowder Soup has been a favorite for years. It brings back memories to many ski vacations.
I will give you the original recipe, whereas I actually double all the vegetables. We all like our soup thick.
Ingredients
  • 2 tins creamed corn ~ I use fresh corn from about 4 large cobs.
  • 2 tins cream of celery soup
  • 2 tins cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 2 C. cooked potatoes ~ I add a few carrots and celery stalks.
  • 1 large tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 pound bacon ~ I use Mennonite Farmer Sausage from Rempel's
  • 2 quarts milk
  • You need to add pepper and salt to taste.
While I cook my potatoes, I throw in a few carrots and celery. (Drain water) Meanwhile, I saute onions, green pepper and the sausage which has been cut into bite-size pieces.
Place all ingredients into large soup pan and heat slowly as milk tends to burn on quickly.

Cut, Chop and Saute'

You can almost taste this. Imagine the aroma in your kitchen.
Hope you can all get out there and find some fresh Chilliwack Corn.
I freeze this soup. No soup tastes as good as fresh, but when one does not have the fresh produce in winter, this is second best.

13 comments:

  1. Marg..I like the squiggly lines..smile:) And I cut my farmer sausage the same way you do for soup. This corn chowder looks marvellous!

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  2. The soup looks so comforting and good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  3. That's something I've never made! But I like buying the Progresso soup ...I'm sure this is SO much better!

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  4. Mmmmm..... looks yummy good. I always associate 'chowder' with 'clam' and turn away... smile.. your soup could give 'chowder' a whole new 'taste' !

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  5. This looks like an expanded version of mine and I'm sure the taste could be described in a similar way. I've never used fresh corn, but even with canned corn, the flavor of corn and potatoes with farmer sausage is a real comfort type food.

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  6. I love Corn Chowder. The fallish foggy mornings have me thinking of soup. . .thanks Marg.

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  7. OOOOH that looks like PURE Heaven..Hubby won't like it, so I will save it for a rainy day just for me, I LOVE soup of any type :)

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  8. That does look yummy! I actually have all the ingredients too. My freezer might need some soup.

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  9. My recipe is almost the same... although I grate my carrots... so we don't notice them so much.. haha works like a charm with the little ones!

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  10. I make something very similar (always with Rempel's farmer sausage), but I add some crushed red pepper flakes to give it a bit of zip.

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  11. I love corn chowder and would like to try your recipe but I am intolerant of MSG and find it very difficult to find tinned soups that don't contain MSG. I usually make all my soups from scratch. I'll keep looking for a corn chowder recipe that doesn't require using canned soups. This site is amazing.
    Rosemary

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  12. Hi Rosemary,
    Your comment is appreciated. To make your own cream soup base, you could cook onion and mushrooms in a bit of oil or butter, stir in flour and then a cup or two of light cream. To that you could add a cup or two of broth and your fresh corn, cooked potatoes, chopped smoked ham, or sausage. experiement with the flavors and amount of liquids you like.

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  13. This chowder was delicious! I doubled the recipe and cooked it in my crock pot for a working crew here at our farm.

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