Thursday, February 2, 2012

Corn and Potato Chowder

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Thursday.

Such an awkward day.

Not quite the end of the work week. But nowhere near the beginning.

Which is why, I believe, Thursday dinners should be just…fantastic. And easy. No, I take that back…Thursday dinners should be effortless. 


There should be nothing happening Thursday evenings except eating, watching re-runs of your favorite shows, soaking in bubble baths and cuddling with husbands. That is the law of this blog, and if you don’t like it, you can go elsewhere.

Who’s with me?

Ingredients:
  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 5 red potatoes, diced into ¼’s and not peeled
  • 8 cups frozen kernel corn
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 6 - 8 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups half & half or heavy cream
  • Salt & pepper
    • This needs a good amount of salt,  but it’s really up to your discretion exactly how much you put.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (and any other additional toppings)

Directions:
  • Throw all the ingredients in the crock pot.
  • Let sit on low 8-10 hours on low or 5-6 hours on high.
  • At the end of the day, use a potato masher and gently mash the potatoes inside the crock pot. 
    • You don’t have to remove the potatoes, and it should take less than 5 minutes to get a nice, thick, chowder-y mixture.
  • Combine everything well, top with shredded cheddar cheese and serve with warm corn tortillas. Corn tortillas go with everything.

What is the difference between corn and chowder? I still have no idea. Another good question: do I really care? If it tastes like this, then absolutely not.

Love and Tuesdays,

11 comments:

  1. Racheal, this looks/sounds really yummy! I'm always on the lookout for new crockpot meals. I homeschool and on Tuesdays we are gone all day to our co-op and so I always try to plan a crockpot meal for that day. We will be trying this out soon. I'll let you know how it turns out. :)

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  2. Beth, I'm so glad you like it! It really is incredible, if I may say so myself :)) Let me know how it goes!

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  3. Hi Rachael, I'm about to try this recipe, but was wondering about the 8 cups of corn...is that a typo? It seems like a lotta corn.

    Thanks!

    Shawn K.

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  4. Hi, Shawn! I used 8 cups, but you can certainly use less :)

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  5. Thanks! I went with 7 cups and it was delicious!

    Shawn K.

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  6. this looks amazing. I need to make it this weekend. thanks for sharing.

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  7. Thanks, Andrea! To be honest, I wasn't really expecting it to turn out that great (kind of an experiment), but it was outstanding, if I do say so myself :))

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  8. Looks good... can you use chicken broth instead of chicken stock?

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    1. I'm so sorry I'm just getting back to you! Yes, you can use chicken broth :) I just made it yesterday, and I used chicken broth!

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  9. I tried this with the CrockPot on High and the half & Half separated or curdled. The flavor is great so after doing some research I am going to try low heat next time and adding the half & Half later in the cooking process.

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  10. Thank you for sharing these awesome crock pot recipes. My family and I tend to eat the same thing every week due to the fact that both parents work full-time jobs and by the time baby is picked up from preschool we are all exhausted. These crock pot recipes give me a better idea of ways to incorporate new meals. The food will be done by the time we get home and not spending an hour trying to cook after we finally make it home from work. Techlazy.com Crazyask.com Howmate.com

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