Mary Beam Recipe

Maine Corn Chowder

By Mary Beam ciaoitalia


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Or as we say in Maine, 'Chowdah'. Another great recipe from my Cooking Down East cookbook. It starts with a little story... America's canning industry was founded in Maine over a century ago when Isaac Winslow perfected the steam retort, which made possible the commercial canning of fresh foods....such as canned corn. The picture is not mine, but from the Maine Diner in Wells, Maine. Just ate there this past weekend!

Ingredients

2 slice
salt pork
1
small onion, sliced or diced
2 c
diced raw potatoes
2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
1 c
water
1 can(s)
cream style corn
1 qt
milk
1 Tbsp
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Using a good sized kettle or soup pot, place 2 slices salt pork in it and cook slowly over low heat until fat is 'tried out'.
2
Remove the pieces of salt pork and set aside.
3
Add the onion to the pot and cook slowly until the onion is yellowed.
4
Add water raw potato, salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a steaming point.
5
Lower heat and cook until potato is tender. About 15 minutes.
6
Add creamed corn and then the quart of milk. Substiture evaporated milk for some of the regular milk for extra richness, if you wish.
7
Taste for seasoning and then add the butter. Reheat slowly.
8
Allow chowder to ripen for an hour to develop flavor.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chowders
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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13 Comments

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Apr 29, 2015 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "HOW'S YOUR WEATHER".
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Deborah Poulin tallglass37
Feb 12, 2015
I use julienned carrots as well, crumbled bacon, not salt pork, a frozen bag of corn, and I increase the creamed corn can to 2. I also use a pint of heavy cream.
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Bea L. BeachChic
Nov 4, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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Bea L. BeachChic
Nov 4, 2012
YUMMO!!!!!!! Did as you suggested and had it with a grilled cheese sammie. Awesome!
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karen messervier karat
Nov 4, 2012
May give this recipe a try. My husband is from Maine and he likes plain and simple corn chowder without alot of other additions. Think this may work..