Sunday, August 9, 2009

Corn Chowder

from Mom

This soup is hearty and perfect for a rainy, cold day. The ingredients are all very inexpensive so it is a perfect way to feed a lot of people on a budget.

Serves 6

2 lbs potatoes, diced
1 onion, roughly chopped
4-5 pieces of bacon (about 1 small package)
1/2 cup butter (about 112 grams)
6 heaping Tbsp flour
4 cups milk
3-4 cups corn
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1/2 Tbsp lemon pepper
salt to taste

Dice potatoes into bite sized chunks and chop up onions. Put the potatoes and onions in enough water just to cover them and boil until slightly soft and set aside.
In a large frying pan create a white sauce by melting butter and adding the 6 Tbsp flour, stirring constantly. Add in milk, one cup at a time and stir until thickened and smooth, then pour into the soup pot and mix well. In a frying pan, cook the bacon until crispy and drain grease. Allow bacon to cool and then crumble and add to the soup mix along with the corn. Add lemon pepper, parsley and salt and bring pot to a simmer for 10 minutes.

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