Posted by: Debra LaValley | October 19, 2014

October 19, 2014

Cousin Linda's Corn Chowder

This is THE BEST corn chowder. We had it for the first time many years ago at one of my Halloween parties. Linda brought it in a crock pot. It was a hit and was gobbled up quickly.

My sister Jackie and I made it tonight over at the folks’ house for supper!
Hmmmm Hmmmm Good! No leftovers tonight either! My mom made some biscuits to go with the chowder.

Linda’s Corn Chowder

2 cups boiling water
2 cups diced potatoes
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp salt (we used 1 tsp and could have easily left it out)
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 cup grated sharp cheese
1/4 tsp thyme
1 can of cream style corn

White Sauce:
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk

In a large pot cook potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, salt, pepper, and thyme in boiling water (about 20 minutes). DO NOT DRAIN LIQUID. Add cheddar cheese and cream style corn to pot and stir well.

Meanwhile, make white sauce by making a roux with margarine and flour in a small sauce pan. Add all the milk at once while stirring constantly. Cook until the sauce thickens. Add white sauce to above mixture slowly while stirring. Simmer to heat through. Do not boil.

You can use evaporated skim milk instead of regular milk. It makes the white sauce even thicker. (We used evaporated skim milk tonight.) Try substituting sweet potatoes for white potatoes and red pepper instead of celery. This is my cousin Linda’s recipe. It really is the best corn chowder.

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