← Back to Search Results
slow cooking American
Easiest Corn Chowder

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

If you have a craving for corn chowder that’s been brewing all winter, spring, and early summer, this will satisfy it. If you’ve been eating corn chowder all July and August and are ready for a slightly more involved—and more soulful—version that will hold you over till next summer, see Mmm...Bacon below.

Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3 interior ribs celery, diced, leaves reserved
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups sweet corn kernels (cut off 4 cobs, or frozen)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

Put the onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, corn, and bay leaf in a 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper, then pour in 2½ cups water. Cook, covered, on the low setting for 4 to 5 hours, until the vegetables are soft.

Ladle some of the liquid into a small cup and add the flour to the cup, stirring until smooth. Pour the slurry back into the soup and stir to combine; cook on the high setting for 30 minutes, or until thickened slightly.

Mince the celery leaves. Stir in the cream, along with the parsley and celery leaves. Taste and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Serve hot.

Mmm…Bacon

If you like, begin the chowder by cooking 8 slices bacon in a large deep skillet or pot over medium heat until crisp. Remove the bacon to paper towels to drain; crumble and set aside. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat and return the skillet to medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery, then sprinkle the vegetables with the flour. Cook, stirring, until the flour is beginning to turn golden brown. Add 2½ cups water and stir to loosen any browned bits on the bottom of the pan; pour the vegetables and liquid into the slow cooker. Add the potatoes, corn, bay leaf, and salt and pepper to taste and cook on the low setting for 4 to 5 hours. Stir in the cream, parsley, and celery leaves, season again, and serve sprinkled with the bacon.

Notes

4-quart slow cooker


© 2005 Stewart, Tabori & Chang
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 6 servings and 1/8 teaspoon of added salt per serving.

212kcal (11%)
43mg (4%)
35mg (58%)
232mcg RAE (8%)
867mg
63mg
6g
7g
5g
40g
14mg (5%)
345mg (14%)
3g (13%)
5g (8%)
2mg (9%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

the-gourmet-cookbook The Gourmet Cookbook
by Ruth Reichl
unforgettable-desserts Unforgettable Desserts
by Dede Wilson
in-the-kitchen-with-david In the Kitchen with David
by David Venable
down-home-with-the-neelys-a-southern-family-cookbook Down Home with the Neelys: ...
by Gina Neely, Pat Neely
cook-with-jamie Cook with Jamie
by Jamie Oliver
food-to-live-by Food to Live By
by Myra Goodman
rice Rice
by Bonnie Tandy Leblang, Joanne Lamb Hayes
american-masala American Masala
by Suvir Saran
nigella-express Nigella Express
by Nigella Lawson
the-vegetable-dishes-i-cant-live-without The Vegetable Dishes I Can'...
by Mollie Katzen, Greg Atkinson
urban-italian-simple-recipes-and-true-stories-from-a-life-in-food Urban Italian: Simple Recip...
by Andrew Carmellini
jacques-torres-a-year-in-chocolate-80-recipes-for-holidays-and-special-occasions Jacques Torres' A Year in C...
by Judith Choate, Jacques Torres
the-country-cooking-of-ireland The Country Cooking of Ireland
by Colman Andrews
ice-creams-and-sorbets-cool-recipes Ice Creams and Sorbets: Coo...
by Lou Seibert Pappas
lucindas-authentic-jamaican-kitchen Lucinda's Authentic Jamaica...
by Lucinda Scala Quinn
the-sweet-life The Sweet Life
by Kate Zuckerman
Already a member? Click here to Log In
close

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new Cookstr features and tools







By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Spinner
New to Cookstr? Click here to Sign Up
close


Forgot your password? Click here
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?