Corn Chowder

I am not one for writing my own recipes often... I tend to make families recipes, or I will adapt something from a cookbook or magazine... This is a recipe I came up with recently when I had a craving for Corn Chowder. I looked up a few recipes, but I kept thinking about the way my mom would have made it... and I threw this recipe together. When I told my mom about it later, she said it was really close to her scalloped corn recipe... I guess watching her cooking while growing up has made an impression on me. So, here goes the recipe...

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 bell pepper (I used red for color)
  • 2 more peppers, or chilies (I used Anaheim)
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 large potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon dried thyme (I used 1 teaspoon, but 1/2 might be enough for some people)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) canned creamed corn
  • 1 can (15 ounce) evaporated milk
Method:
  1. Melt butter in large pot... when melted, add all of the peppers and onions and sautee until softened.
  2. Stir in water, potatoes, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and heat until warmed through. Enjoy!
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28 comments:

Cham said...

Sounds simple the chowder, evaporated milk and butter bring the richness! I imagine the taste of ur mom's scalloped one!

A_and_N said...

I love chowder, so this has been bookmarked

Ranjani said...

I heart corn chowder:) did you serve it with corn bread?

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Cham :)

~ Thanks, A_and_N!

~ Thanks, Ranjani... I served it with some whole wheat flax dinner rolls I bought all ready to bake :D

Suma Rajesh said...

woo..this looks new to me...looks tempting and divine..

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Nice rich dish! New to me..will try it.. looks delicious!

Vani said...

Love corn chowder anytime and your picture looks appetizing!

Adlak's tiny world said...

looks yum.... n cool meeso

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Suma, Madhu, Vani, and Adlak's :)

Happy cook said...

Chowder looks so delicious.
I can never cook without a recipe unless if is something i have been cooking for long, soetimes my sister tell me some recipes when i ring her andi am like send me in mail if you tell me lthe recipe i canot make them :-)

Kevin said...

That corn chowder looks good!

Laavanya said...

Oh that chowder looks gorgeous - am sure it more than satisfied your cravings.

Cynthia said...

I'm sending a recipe for you to try.

Aditi..............:) said...

Guess wat babe.....my mum cooks it the smae way and i love it!!! :) especially with the milk content!!! :)

VIDYA VENKY said...

hi Meeso,
first time to ur blog..iam falling inlove with ur recipes instantly.....iam new to blogging....do visit mine when u can....

Angry Asian said...

i adore dishes like this one, a variation of mom's. i bet this was to hearty and warm, perfect for this time of year.

AnuSriram said...

Looks rich and creamy! Delicious recipe!

Uma said...

yummy chowder! looks simple and delicious!

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds nice to me...must be a filling one with potatoes, corna nd peppers.

Arabic Bites said...

simple and delicious recipe,love it.

Suma Rajesh said...

a small treat for u on my blog..

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Happy cook... I also don't cook too often without a recipe from somewhere.

~ Thanks, Kevin & Laavanya!

~ Thanks so much, Cynthia... I am sure I will love this recipe when I try it :)

~ Thanks, Aditi :)

~ Awww, Thanks Vidya :)

~ Thanks, Angry!

~ Thanks, AnuSriram!

~ Thanks, Uma!

~ Thanks, Malar!

~ Thanks, Zainab & Meedo!

~ Awww, Thanks Suma :)

Vcuisine said...

It is very rich and a meal for me Meeso :) Viji

Shubha said...

yoooo Meeso that looks just awesome... yumm yummm:) I was thinking of making corn chowder from a long long time. Seeing ur is making it more tempting.. maybe will try this weekend..:D

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Viji :)

~ Thanks, Shubha :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Chowder looks simple n yum Meeso..:)
my first time here..cute lovely space u have..loved that hug pic..:)

mona said...

Its quite cold today, and your recipe makes me feel hungry, looks delicious.

meeso said...

~ Thanks, Varsha, glad you stopped by :)

~ Thanks, Mona!