A few years ago I had amazing corn chowder at a restaurant in Toronto. It was my first time eating chowder and the only type I will ever eat (I don’t really like seafood). I actually forgot all about my chowder experience until I came across a recipe in my cookbooks and magazines. The restaurant chowder tasted like potato soup with pieces of corn and lots of flavour…the recipe I found looked like it was going to taste similar so I was very excited to try it. I wish I could properly credit the source of the recipe but I can’t figure out where I got it (I only wrote the recipe down on a card for my recipe box).
1 onion, cut in half (the recipe said to use 1 cup chopped onion but I don’t like cutting onions or eating them!)
- (1/4 cup chopped celery)
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 cups water (I was supposed to use chicken stock but we didn’t have any, plus I didn’t want the flavour of chicken)
- 1 teaspoon each of thyme and oregano
- 1 tablespoon pulled pork spice (to make it smoky flavoured)
- 3 potatoes, diced (the recipe called for 1 potato but I felt like that wasn’t enough)
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup creamed corn and 1 cup frozen corn
- salt and pepper to taste
Combine water, herbs, potato, flour and onion in a large pot. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the milk and corn; simmer for another 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat, remove onion and mash the chowder with a potato masher (to get rid of the lumps).
- Season with salt and pepper; serve.