Meanwhile, downstairs, I made a pot of chunky corn chowder perfect for a snow day: chunks of baby potatoes, onions, and corn, finished off with cream and herbs. A pretty scene, and I relax with my bowl of soup, knowing the shoveling can come later, after the snow stops.
Chunky Corn Chowder with baby potatoes and dill
2 cups quartered baby potatoes
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
water to cover the potatoes and onions
Simmer the potatoes and onion until just tender.
Do not drain the water off.
2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
More water if necessary to just cover the vegetables
Simmer until the corn is tender, then add:
1 cup heavy cream. DO NOT BOIL. If you boil the cream, it will curdle.
Taste the soup and add more herbs or salt and pepper as desired. This serves 4 .