A good corn chowder recipe sautes garlic, celery, carrots and onion in butter and bacon grease before adding flour, chicken stock, corn, potato and seasonings to simmer. Milk is added towards the end.Continue Reading
This recipe is one of the highest-rated for corn chowder at the Food Network website and yields between 6 and 8 servings.
Prep Time: 40 min.
Cook Time: 50 min.
Ready In: 1 hr. 30 min.
Dice the bacon into 1/4-inch pieces and cook in a large soup pot over a medium heat. This should take no more than 5 minutes. When crispy, remove the bacon from the pot, leaving the grease behind.
Roughly chop the garlic and dice the carrots, celery and onions. Add to the pan and saute with butter for around 6 minutes.
Add salt, pepper and flour and stir into a light paste for around 2 minutes.
Gradually add the chicken stock, then combine with corn, diced potato and thyme before bringing to the boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer to tenderize the corn and potato, stirring every so often over the course of 15 minutes.
Finally, add the milk and simmer for a further 20 minutes before serving.