As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Friday, January 17, 2014
Make the most of a blustery day by savoring a steaming bowl of homemade chowder. A delicious way to chase off the chills, old-fashioned chowder will warm you up in no time.
Thick and rich with flavor, this family-pleasing recipe makes good use of pantry staples. You can add extra flavor and make it even heartier by adding a few slices of cooked and crumbled bacon, if desired. Stylish dinnerware like this Anchor Hocking Annapolis glass dinnerware is a great way to highlight the color of the food, and the pieces can go in the dishwasher too.
Whether you enhance with bacon or enjoy as it is, a bowl of hearty chowder is the ultimate in cozy goodness.
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 cups regular or reduced sodium chicken broth
1 1/4 cups regular or fat-free half-and-half
1 1/2 cups fresh corn (from about 3 ears), or frozen corn
1 medium scallion, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and potatoes. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in chicken broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 cup half-and-half, corn, and scallion. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl, stir together flour and the remaining 1/4 cup half-and-half. Stir into chowder. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in parsley; season with salt and pepper. Makes 4 servings.
Can corn starch be used instead of flour?
Yes, just use 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch in place of the 3 tablespoons flour. Enjoy!