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the best corn chowder

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Jenny Powers
Abingdon, VA

I took ordinary Corn Chowder and took it over the top by adding layers of flavor.

(2 ratings)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For the best corn chowder

  • 2 c
    celery, diced
  • 8 c
    potatoes, diced
  • 2 c
    onions, chopped
  • 32 oz
    low sodium chicken broth
  • 8 slice
    salt pork bacon, diced
  • 4 oz can
    chopped green chilis, drained
  • 5
    ears of fresh corn, removed from the cob
  • 1 qt
  • 1/8 tsp
    crushed red pepper, add more to taste
  • salt to tasted
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 stick
  • cheddar cheese, shredded for garnish
  • 4 - 6 slice
    cooked bacon, crumbled for garnish
  • 6 Tbsp
    instant mashed potatoes to thicken

How To Make the best corn chowder

  • 1
    Sautee the chopped salt pork until done. Remove most of the fat leaving about 2 tablespoons. Add the onions and celery sauté until tender.
  • 2
    Add chicken broth to the pot, then the potatoes and cook until tender. Do not over cook.
  • 3
    Add the corn and cook about 5 to 7 mins. TIP: I have started removing corn from the cob with my electric knife.
  • 4
    Add the half and half along with the butter and all spices. Add the instant mashed potatoes to thicken. Simmer on low until the flavors marry.
  • 5
    Serve this with bacon and cheddar cheese garnish.