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Corn Chowder August 29, 2011

Filed under: Soups & Veggies — lowfatdiva @ 4:02 pm

August is one of those months where you really don’t know where the weather will be.  It could be blistering hot or it could be cool , so that is why I want to give you this recipe for corn chowder.  Right now corn is plentiful at the farmers market so using fresh corn is always a plus.  If you live in a state where you are not ready to even think about chowder/soup, just keep the recipe idea on the back burner of your mind and bring it out when things cool off a bit 🙂     Enjoy!  Send comments/questions to 1lowfatdiva@gmail.com

4 oz of turkey bacon cut into 1 in. pieces

2 cups chopped onions

3 stalks of celery chopped

2 Tlb. flour

2 cups fat-free chicken stock

3 cups of no fat half & half

2 large potatoes peeled and chopped

4 cups of corn kernels

2 Tlb. sugar

3 scallions trimmed and chopped

1-2 Tlb. fresh cilantro chopped

In a large pot, cook the bacon over med heat until slightly crisp.  Reduce the heat and add onions and celery.  Cook and stir occasionally so it does not stick (about 10 min.)

Sprinkle with flour and cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes.  Slowly add chicken stock, 2 cups of the half & half and the potatoes.  Bring to a simmer over med heat and then reduce heat slightly.  Cook until potatoes are crisp tender.  Stir in corn and sugar.  Remove about 2 cups of the mixture to puree then add it back into the pot (you can also use an immersion blender in the pot).  Stir in the rest of the half & half.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Bring back to a simmer and add the scallions, cook for about 5 more minutes.  Stir in the chopped cilantro and serve!  Sometimes I will add red pepper to the chowder for some color and if you choose to add it when you add the scallions.

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