April 4, 2007

Potato and Corn Chowder

Ham and Corn Chowder
Normally this is a dish I would have cooked back in January...
Yesterday was cold and windy and it feels like winter doesn't want to release us from it's grasp quite yet. Today, more rain and wind scheduled.
So we're craving cold weather food. Again.

Wasn't I just writing about our beautiful spring last week?

Potato and Corn Chowder

2 tbsp. butter 1 cup onion, minced 2 cups potatoes, peeled and diced 2 cups water 2 cups kernel corn 1/2 c up ham, diced 1 green onion, minced 1 (13 oz.) can evaporated milk 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper 2 cups water 1/4 cup flour
1. Cook onion in butter over medium low until soft, but not brown. 2. Add potatoes, water, salt and pepper. 3. Cover and simmer 15 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through. 4. Take the pan off the heat and add corn, ham, green onion and milk. 5. Blend flour and 1/2 cup water and stir gently into chowder. 6. Put the pan back over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until the chowder thickens and bubbles, about one minute. Serves 4
We enjoyed a couple glasses of lovely, white Minervois wine alongside.
The rosé we bought last week in anticipation of warm weather is going to have to wait. Pin It


cara said...

that's so funny. we just had a similar chowder tuesday night...corn and crab chowder. my husband gave it an 8 out of 10, up from the 6.5/7 he gave it last time. :) he's not a big potato eater, unfortunately.
i do have a question though...did you find the evaporated milk in france or was it something you brought back with you? i have a number of baking recipes i need it for, but i haven't found yet it here in corsica.

Loulou said...

your husband doesn't like potatoes???
The crab sounds good, might have to add that next time.
The evaporated milk came from England but I just read this on the Internet;
The natural lactose sugar is concentrated in evaporated milk, so you may need to reduce the sugar when using it as a fresh milk substitute in recipes. To substitute, one cup whole milk is equivalent to 1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water.
Evaporated milk can be substituted in equal amounts for cream or half-and-half in most recipes.

I hope this helps. I've never seen evaporated milk for sale in France.

wcs said...

That does sound good. Not to gloat, but for a change the northern France is having better weather than you are down south. We were out sitting in the sun yesterday, and today is "cut the grass" day. Temps near 20ºC are predicted for the weekend ! Yahooo !

Loulou said...

I think you're STILL having better weather than us! We had an enormous thunder storm last night that shook the house for hours.