Monday, February 25, 2013

Corn Chowder

I have to admit, when I pulled this recipe to make for my lunch, all I could think about was the scene in The Devil Wears Prada where Anne Hathaway's character is getting a ton of shit about eating corn chowder for lunch because one of the main ingredients is lard or something silly.  However, this recipe contains no lard.  :]  In fact, it's actually pretty healthy & delicious!

Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens
Yields 5 servings
274 calories per serving

1/2 c chopped onion
3 c corn
1/2 c chopped celery
1 tbsp cooking oil
14.5 oz chicken broth
1 potato, peeled & cubed
1 c skim milk
4 tsp flour
1/8 tsp pepper
Dash ground red pepper
1/2 c ham, diced
1/2 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Place 1 3/4 c corn in food processor & process until smooth.
Set aside.

In a large saucepan, cook onion & celery in hot oil until onion is tender but not brown.
Stir in chicken broth & potato.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, & simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in the corn puree & remaining corn.
Cook uncovered for 10 more minutes.

In a small bowl, combine milk, flour, pepper, & ground red pepper.
Stir into corn mixture.
Cook & stir for one minute.
Stir in ham & cheese and cook until cheese has melted.

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