Any budget conscious home cooks will love to cook this hearty soup, Bacon, Corn and Potato Chowder. It costs very little to make and it is very filling too. You be surprised to know it uses no chicken broth or cream, so it is easy on the waistline and pocket too.
This is my second Curtis Stone's recipe, and I am convinced this hottie chef can creates great food as well.
What's For Dinner?. In the book version, low sodium chicken stock and part whipping cream are used for liquid. But I think the Coles's recipe works just as great too.
Bacon Corn and Potato Chowder
Curtis Stone Feed Your Family
4 rashers Short Cut Bacon (back bacon)
1 tsp unsalted butter
1 medium brown onion, rough chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 sticks celery, cut into 1 cm pieces
2 sprigs thyme
1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper (dry chilli flakes)
2 tsp plain flour
1 cup water
1 large baby potato, peeled, cut into 1 cm cubes
3 cups milk (low fat UHT)
4 cobs sweet corn, kernels removed (frozen corns)
1 tbsp parsley, chopped (thyme sprig for garnishing)
- In a large heavy-based saucepan, cook the bacon over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add the butter and cook for 1-2 minutes until melted and just golden.
- Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 4 minutes until the onion is soft.
- Add the celery, thyme and cayenne pepper and cook for 4 minutes, being careful not to colour the vegetables.
- Add the flour and stirring constantly, cook for about 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in the water and potato. Cook for 8 minutes or until the potato is tender.
- Add the milk and corn to the pan and increase the heat to medium high. Bring to simmer, stirring constantly.
- Once the soup has reached a rapid simmer, cook for 3 minutes or until the soup has thickened. Discard the thyme sprigs and season the soup to taste with salt and pepper.(pepper only)
- Ladle the soup into four bowls, garnish with parsley and serve.(garnish with thyme sprig)
This post is linked to Cook Like A Star hosted by Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, Grace from
Life Can Be Simple and Baby Sumo from Eat Your Heart Out
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