Two of my favorite foods are corn and potatoes. I also love a bowl of nice, hot soup so if I can combine those three things I ama happy camper. Cooler temps will arrive tomorrow, it will be a great time to sit down to a yummy bowl of comfort food.
For this recipe you will need:
4 slices bacon, chopped
3 cups cubed potatoes
1 (13 1/2 oz.) chicken broth
1 (10 oz.) package frozen corn
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 TBS. flour
1/2 cup mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip)
2 cups whole milk
In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain and return to pan. Stir in chicken broth, potatoes, onion and celery. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
In a medium-sized bowl, mix flour and mayonnaise together. Whisk in milk until well blended. I like to use my Mickey Mouse whisk for this part. Everything tastes better when Mickey helps, right? Add to potato mixture and stir until thoroughly blended. Cook 3 to 5 minutes until heated through. I like to turn the heat back up a notch for this part. Just until it bubbles again. Then I turn it back down and let it thicken.
Today I used scallions in my chowder instead of yellow onion. I also used them as a garnish, along with a sprinkle of sharp, cheddar cheese. It never lasts long in the pan once it is finished. This soup is a big hit with my son. Today he hugged me and asked me if I would write down all of my recipes for him so he could cook them when he grows up. That was way better than any bowl of comfort food could ever be. I hope you’ll give this a try and will enjoy it as much as my son and I do. As always, thanks for reading!! 🙂