corn cob,potato & tuna chowder

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By Nancy J. Patrykus
from Spokane, WA

In the 50s and 60s, I was working 2 jobs, and raising 2 boys. So quickie meals were the norm. Always trying to make do ... with what was in the larder. I devised this recipe so man moons ago, I forgot all about it! My dear sister-in-law reminded me of how she liked it. So here is my simple recipe,for you to enjoy. A can of corn, can of tuna, and a couple taters...easy peasie. The corn cobs add special flavor. Add-ons are always welcome. Nancy..June 29, 2013

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For corn cob,potato & tuna chowder

  • 2 Tbsp
    oil.............or bacon grease. yum!
  • 3/4 c
    onions.........diced
  • 3/4 c
    celery .........diced
  • 3 lg
    potatoes.........peel and chopped
  • 2-1/2 c
    water..............or chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour
  • 3 c
    milk
  • 1 can
    tuna fish drained............or salmon
  • 2 c
    canned corn... or fresh corn kernals, then save the cobs for the soup
  • dash
    salt & pepper..... green onions or parsley to your liking

How To Make corn cob,potato & tuna chowder

  • 1
    Combine oil, onion & celery in a saucepan. Cook slowly until onion is soft. Add potatoes, and water. Heat to boiling. Cook on medium heat until potatoes are soft...about 15 minutes.
  • 2
    Mix flour and a small amount of milk to make a smooth paste. Add remaining milk. Slowly stir in fresh corn niblets or can corn and milk and flour mixture. Now is the time to add the corn cobs, from the fresh corn. Cut them up into 2 inch lengths. Cook over medium heat until slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Salt and pepper...if you want.
  • 3
    Add canned, drained tuna gently. (or salmon).... Heat to serve. This picture is without the cobs. Serve with two corn cobs on top of the soup, and a dab of butter. Chopped green onion or parsley,sprinkled in each bowl. My niece liked to suck on the cooked cobs with a bit of butter!....Delish!!!

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