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Creamy Corn Chowder

Creamy Corn Chowder

Recipe by LisaCourse: Dinner, SoupsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 5 ears fresh corn, kernels cut from cobs

  • 6 cups stock (veggie, chicken)

  • 1 lb potatoes, diced

  • 2 tbsp corn starch

  • Bacon (or veggie bacon)

  • Cheddar cheese

Method

  • Melt the butter in a stock pot and saute onions until translucent.
  • Add garlic and saute until fragrant
  • Add corn kernels and saute until they start to caramelize
  • Add stock, corn cobs, and potatoes. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Mix cornstarch with a little water to form non-Newtonian fluid. Slowly mix into soup to thicken broth.
  • Near the end of cooking time, saute bacon.
  • Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bacon.

Grilled Corn

Turns out you can cook corn directly on the grill. When we bought our grill eight or nine years ago, I found a recipe has you peel back the husk, remove the silk, re-wrap the corn in the husk, and soak it all in saltwater for an hour. That is a lot of lead time, and we wrapped up our yard work at 9PM this evening … so an extra hour and a half or so to get the corn ready wasn’t going to happen.

But if you shuck the corn, baste it with a little olive oil, and toss it on the grill … turn the ears every 3-4 minutes to avoid scorching … it is delicious. Total cook time was somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes over medium-high flame. The grill itself was open a lot (every 3 or 4 minutes to turn it, plus checking on the burgers).