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Delicious Homemade Corn Chowder
Delicious Homemade Corn Chowder
I can hardly wait every year for the fresh corn to get ripe. There is nothing like the taste of fresh corn just cut off the cob and cooked. You can buy corn on the cob now for most of the year in your local supermarket but there is nothing like going out and twisting the ripe years of corn off the stalk. I then take the shucks off and use a stiff kitchen brush to be sure I get all the silks off. Then I carry the corn in the house and use a sharp knife to cut the corn kernels off the cob. I then scrape the corn cob into the pot to get all the delicious juices into the pot with the corn.
For this recipe your going to want to cut the corn kernels off eight large ears of corn and be sure that you scrape the cobs with your knife to get all the juices off the cob and into the pot. This is a real easy soup to make. I like to open up a homemade biscuit and pour a ladle of this soup over the hot biscuit. Oh man that's some good eating.
The secret of this homemade corn chowder is the white sauce that you use in making this corn chowder. Below is how to make the white sauce mix and some meal ideals for it for you.
White Sauce Mix
1. Two Cups Instant Non Fat Dry Milk.
2. One Cup All Purpose Flour.
3. One Level Tablespoon Ground Sea Salt.
4. One Cup Butter.
In a large bowl, combine dry milk, flour and salt. Mix very well. With a large fork cut the butter in until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Put in a container with a lid and label it white sauce. Store in the refrigerator and be sure to use with in two months. This will make eight cups of basic white sauce.
How To Make White Sauce Out Of The White Sauce Mix
If you want to make the mix into white sauce mix one half cup of the white sauce mix with one cup of milk and what ever herbs or spices you want to add. You want to cook over low heat until smooth stirring constantly. This will make one and one half cups of white sauce.
Tasty Cream Of Chicken Soup
Instead of milk use chicken broth to make the white sauce with and you'll end up with delicious cream of chicken soup.
Wonderful Cheese Sauce
You can make a wonderful cheese sauce by adding one cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the sauce after it thickens.You can use a ladle of this sauce in a pan of scrambled eggs or pour it over broccoli or cauliflower for wonderful veggies.
Very Easy Curry Sauce
Do the basic recipe for white sauce above and after the sauce thickens add a teaspoon of curry powder to the thickened sauce and stir it in. This is a wonderful sauce to go on boneless deep fried chicken to make a quick chicken curry.
Now Were Going To Make Homemade Corn Chowder
Ingredients For Corn Chowder
1. Six Slices Bacon.
2. Eight Ears Of Corn On The Cob.
3. One Large Sweet Red Or Purple Onion very thinly sliced.
4. Two Large Potatoes , peeled and cut up in small cubes.
5. One Cup Of The White Sauce Mix From Above.
6. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.
7. One Teaspoon Ground White Pepper.
How To Make The Homemade Corn Chowder
You want to put the bacon slices in a deep skillet and cook until crisp and remove and set aside. Now add the thin sliced onions to the bacon grease and cook until they are done to the stage of being soft. Remove the onions and set aside. Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the skillet and now over low heat cook your corn and corn juices over low heat until the corn gets tender.
You'll need to keep the heat low and stir your corn often while its cooking. It will take about twenty minutes over medium heat to cook your corn. Now your going to want to cook your potatoes in a little pot just until they are done. Drain your potatoes and add all the ingredients you've cooked into a stock pot over a low simmer and cook for about thirty minutes longer to let all the ingredients blend and come together. You want to save the cooked crisp bacon to garnish your bowls of chowder with.
This makes the best homemade corn chowder that you will ever eat. With a green salad and cornbread you have a full meal. A very delicious meal. I have made the corn chowder this way and allowed it to cool to room temperature and then I run it through the blender to puree the chowder. Then I reheat it hot but not boiling before I serve it.
The white sauce is the secret ingredient in this corn chowder and if you ever make this homemade corn chowder you'll make it again and again. It really is that good. The taste of the fresh corn can be tasted in every spoon of this soup and people always come back for seconds. You can also use fresh chopped basil and sour cream as a garnish along with the crisp bacon.
Thanks For Reading My Hub Page
I appreciate you reading my Hub Page on making Delicious Homemade Corn Chowder. It's one of the best homemade soups that you'll ever taste. Like I said I like to put it over a homemade hot biscuit. Now that's some wonderful eating. When I serve it to people as a meal I usually serve each person a green salad and a wedge of cornbread. Let me know how you like it.