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Thursday, December 27, 2012

corn chowder with bacon, leeks and fresh dill

Snow!  Lots and lots of snow to shovel, snowballs to throw, take a walk in the quiet of a gentle snowstorm.  Right now we have between 6 and 8 inches, and I'm hoping the forecast is wrong about freezing rain later tonight, because it's just beautiful right now.   

Last night I made a big pot of corn chowder, just in case we lost power.  It's light, but hearty, filled with chunks of potatoes and bacon,  sliced leeks and chopped dill, and the bright sunshine yellow of the corn.  What a perfect winter chowder!

Makes about 4 servings.

4 slices thick cut bacon, diced or sliced
2 cups unpeeled red potatoes, cut into large dice
1 sliced leek ( I use mostly the white part)
1 T. olive oil
1 T. unsalted butter
2 cups light chicken stock
1 t. thyme
2 T. fresh dill, minced
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups frozen sweet corn
1 cup medium cream

Cook bacon in the bottom of your soup pot until browned.   Drain on a paper towel and set aside.
Add the potatoes , leeks, olive oil and butter to the pot and stir.
Add the chicken stock and enough water to just cover the potatoes, and simmer until the potatoes are tender.
Add the thyme, salt and pepper and dill, then the frozen corn and bacon.  Simmer 10 minutes, then add the cream, turning heat to low.  DO NOT BOIL, or the cream will curdle.

Taste and add more seasonings as needed.

Enjoy the snow!


La Table De Nana said...

Oh it looks like here Katrina..and it's still snowing and blowing..half a dormer upstairs is covered in blowing snow..
Tomorrow is another day.At least we have power~
Yummy cozy comfy soup:)

katrina said...

It is a perfect soup for this kind of day, Nana! Still snowing here a little after 5 pm - the dreaded freezing rain thankfully did not appear - just snow, snow, snow! And we still have power:)

Barb said...

Happy New Year, Katrina!

2013 is going to be wonderful!

katrina said...

Happy New Year to YOU, Barb! Looking forward to a bright and shiny new year *whew*.