Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Favorite Corn Chowder


     1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
     1 small onion, diced
     1 small carrot, finely diced
     1 clove garlic, minced
     1/2 cup all-purpose flour
     3 cups white corn kernels, fresh or frozen
     3 cups chicken stock
     2 cups half-and-half
     Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
     Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Melt 1 stick of butter in a large pot over medium heat, add the onion, carrot, and garlic, and saute for 2 minutes. Add the flour and stir, cook until the the entire mixture is lightly browned; Add the corn and chicken stock (I stir it real well while I add the chicken stock so it doesn't lump) and bring it to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. The mixture should become very thick.

In a small saucepan, gently heat the half-and-half but don't let it come to a boil, stir it into the thick corn mixture. Add the nutmeg and salt and pepper, to taste.




stitcheranon said...

oooo I am sooo gonna try this. Would white corn be the same as sweetcorn kernals????

I am gonna make those rolls as well. Here we do a traditional seafood chowder. I am looking forward to the corn chowder though!

Karyn said...

Yay! Lemme know how you like it and how you adapt it :)

Yes! I use frozen white corn kernels in the winter, it works just as well :)


GrammyGoo said...

A Family Favorite ~~
Hugs, GG

Karen said...

Oh Yum! Will you stop? I want to try each and every one of your recipes! Your family must love your cooking!! :)

stitchinfiend said...

Sounds delicious.

Vonna said...

Oh CRAP! I wish I wouldn't have seen this...I love corn chowder, but I have a feeling that corn chowder is not WW point friendly :)

stitcheranon said...

OK...got to ask..what is half and half?

Karyn said...

Vonna LOL...i say just enjoy it ;)

siticheranon...half and half is just a type of cream used in coffee here, but you could use heavy or whipping cream. ;)

Thanks everyone, lemme know how like it.