Creamy Corn Chowder

November 3, 2009   
I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloweeeen! I am so so sooo excited for Thanksgiving. I am not quite ready to Christmas the thought of it makes me scrunch my nose up.

Last week I made a DELICIOUS soup from scratch and it was super easy!
Creamy Corn Chowder. I used vegetable broth in this soup which didn't make it too heavy, but I think it lacked alot of salt, so next time I think I am going to use chicken broth. But I will say that I kept adding seasonings until I liked the flavor, so you be the judge and see what works for you! :)
ALSO... you could add celery or red peppers - I think those would pair well with the flavors or even add small bite sized pieces of ham, bacon or pancetta if you are missing the meat!

Laura's Corn Cowder

1TBS Olive Oil
2 TBS butter or margerine
2 cans of corn
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1 medium sized onion (diced)
2 medium sized potatoes (diced)
1 pint of light cream
1 carton of Vegetable or chicken broth
6 spring of fresh thyme
2 TBS Flour

Onion Powder
Garlic Powder
Seasoned Salt
Lemon & Pepper seasoning
Crushed Red Pepper

In a deep pot, such as a dutch oven add olive oil and butter. Throw in minced garlic and onion and the leaves from the thyme sprigs. Cook for a few minutes until onions start to become clear or less white. (I season this a little bit with all of the spices I use)

 Add the flour to create a roux.
Next add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil
Add Potatoes and cream and bring to a hard boil

(you essentially want the potatoes to cook down to thicken the soup. I used a whisk and mashed them up a bit once they cooked down)

Next add the corn and season to your taste. I liberally seasoned it to taste with all the seasonings listed with just a pinch of crushed red pepper. Use your judgment and don't be afraid to taste as you go!
(I let this simmer for a few hours before I ate it, you could serve it probably within 30 - 45 minutes)

Serve hot with fresh thyme for garnish!

I hope you enjoy it! I have left overs and I'm going to cook some up at this very moment. I love comfort foods especially warm soups!

xoxo Laura


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