Cheddar Corn Chowder (Ina Garten)


This recipe was chosen by Jill of My Next Life for the Barefoot Bloggers, another great recipe from Ina Garten. I blitzed mine for a more creamy and velvety taste and texture. This was alot of soup for the 2 of us so I froze the remainder in single portions for another time, thanks Jill.

 Cheddar Corn Chowder

Ingredients

  

  • 8 ounces bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 6 cups chopped yellow onions (4 large onions)
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 12 cups chicken stock
  • 6 cups medium-diced white boiling potatoes, unpeeled (2 pounds)
  • 10 cups corn kernels, fresh (10 ears) or frozen (3 pounds)
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 8 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, grated

Directions

In a large stockpot over medium-high heat, cook the bacon and olive oil until the bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and reserve. Reduce the heat to medium, add the onions and butter to the fat, and cook for 10 minutes, until the onions are translucent.

Stir in the flour, salt, pepper, and turmeric and cook for 3 minutes. Add the chicken stock and potatoes, bring to a boil, and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. If using fresh corn, cut the kernels off the cob and blanch them for 3 minutes in boiling salted water. Drain. (If using frozen corn you can skip this step.) Add the corn to the soup, then add the half-and-half and cheddar. Cook for 5 more minutes, until the cheese is melted. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve hot with a garnish of bacon.

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3 Responses

  1. blitzing it is a great idea. I may try that with some of my remaining soup. did you make the entire recipe for 2 people?!? this is a huge recipe, you’ll be eating it forever!

    • Yep I did make the entire soup, and my husband will be eating it forever, it was his suggestion to make the lot so he could take it to work.

  2. I didn’t think about blitzing it – it’s a good idea actually!

    Here’s mine

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