Chef Gosselin Corn Chowder

The whole month has been a soup and stew month. I am going to share some recipes that made me smile. I am currently making a crock of corn chowder and this is really great. Every recipe was made in the crock pot so I prepped the ingredients and in they went. Later that early evening I try a bowl and the rest gets container stored for my work week. I do love a nice soup for lunch in the cold weather. Let’s make some Corn Chowder.

1 cup celery, chopped

1 cup carrot, chopped

1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese

1 tsp parsley

1 tsp ground black pepper
1 /4 tsp thyme

In a large skillet on medium heat place butter and allow to melt.

Add 6 strips of bacon and fry the bacon until crisp and golden

Remove bacon

Add Onion, Celery and Carrot to skillet and cook in the fat from the bacon

Sautee veggies until the onion becomes translucent

Transfer veggies to your crockpot plus a teaspoon of bacon grease

Set Crockpot on LOW heat

In a 2 quart pot half filled with cold water add potatoes and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

Drain and add potatoes to crockpot

Place 2 cups of frozen corn into crockpot

In blender or food processor chop 1 cup of frozen corn until corn is well broken down

Add to crockpot

In food processor or blender place bacon and pulse until bacon is chopped into bits

Add bacon to crockpot

Add chicken stock to crockpot

Allow crockpot to cook the veggies until nice and tender

Add heavy cream

Add salt to taste

Add pepper to taste

Add cheddar cheese and stir until cheese melts into soup

Add parsley

Serve hot with a nice piece of crusty bread…. Ahhhhh what a fine menu for a nice cold winter day.

 

 

 

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