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Corn Chowder

Updated on May 9, 2018
Corn Chowder garnished with bacon and chive.
Corn Chowder garnished with bacon and chive.

My Mom loved chowders and made them from scratch. I'm not so talented and need to use prepared foods to make the same recipes that she made from bits of this and that. With corn ripe right now in the fields let's make some corn chowder to feed our inner souls.

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Cut ends off ears and then pull sllk away
Cut ends off ears and then pull sllk away

Preparing the corn

In colonial days, corn was a staple and the farmers made use of it from eating it off the cob to taking the kernels off and using them in various other recipes.

The easiest way to husk corn without having to contend with all the silk is the cut off the heavy end of the ear. Then pull the leaves off the ear. This leaves the ear of corn free of the silk.

Hold ear over bundt pan and cut away kernels
Hold ear over bundt pan and cut away kernels

Husking Nibblets Off the Ears of Corn

In order to get fresh corn off the ears it is easiest to place the small end of the ear into the hole of a bundt pan and then slice downward to remove the kernels of corn.

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: 4 servings
Blend 1 cup corn kernels and 1 cup of milk
Blend 1 cup corn kernels and 1 cup of milk
  • 1 medium onion, diced small
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 cups frozen corn nibblets
  • 2 mediium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3 slices bacon
  • salt and pepper
Add blended corn mix, remaining corn and milk and potatoes to pot with onions.
Add blended corn mix, remaining corn and milk and potatoes to pot with onions.
  1. Cook bacon until almost crisp. Remove from pan and crumble.
  2. Cook onions in bacon fat left in pan.
  3. Add 1 cup corn nibblets to 1 cup of milk and blend until smooth.
  4. Turn up heat to medium and add the creamed corn, the remaining 2 cups of corn and milk and potatoes to pot. Cook about 10 minutes until potatoes are softening and the soup is thickening.
  5. Add cream and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  6. Chopped chives and the bacon bits can be added for additional flavor.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 5 oz. bowl
Calories 120
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 16 g5%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Cholesterol 5 mg2%
Sodium 610 mg25%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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