Corn and Bacon Chowder
I had never made corn chowder before tonight, and I found so many recipes online! I decided to just put in the ingredients that our family likes the best and give that a try, and it turned out great!
First, I chopped up 4 strips of bacon and placed them in a dutch oven that had been heating up. When the bacon was about 3/4 of the way cooked (not quite crispy), I added diced sweet onions, and cooked until they began to soften and brown. Then I added red potatoes that had been diced small and some butter.
Then I cooked the potato, bacon, and onion mixture for about 10 mins, until the potatoes were softening and browning.
After that I added corn and cooked for about 1 minute, then I added chicken broth, salt, whipping cream, crushed black pepper, and cornmeal.
4 pieces of bacon chopped small
3/4 large onion diced small
1 1/2 cups of red potatoes diced small
2 TBSP Butter
4 cups corn (either frozen or fresh off the cob)
3 and 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 and 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
pinch crushed black pepper
3 TBSP cornmeal soaked in 3 TBSP warm water
1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
In a dutch oven, over medium heat, add chopped bacon, cook until they just start to get crispy. Next, add onions and saute in the bacon grease until they are soft, and beginning to brown. Now, add the diced potatoes and cook until soft and beginning to brown. Then, add the corn and cook for about 1 minute. Now, add the remainder of the ingredients, bring to a boil and cover and simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes. Then uncover and cook for another 5 - 10 minutes until you reach desired consistancy. Top with some extra bacon, cheese, and serve some cornbread on the side!