Corn Chowder

There was so much amazing corn this year, I froze a lot!  But now what?  You can only eat so many bowls of buttered corn!  How about Corn Chowder??

corn-chowder

Combining hunter bacon (a thick chunk of Polish bacon, full of smoky goodness) with the flavor of fresh corn and cream – Well, here’s how you do it…

What you need:

  • ½ pound of hunter bacon
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups half and half
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

How to Do it:

Chop the hunter bacon in to large chunks.

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Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to a large kettle and heat.  Add the bacon and cook until it just begins to brown.  Remove the bacon and set aside.

Add 4 Tablespoons of butter to the pot and heat on low until it’s melted.  Add the onion, garlic and corn kernels.  Cook until the onions are translucent.  Place about 1/3 cup of the vegetables with the bacon that was set aside.

Blend the remaining vegetables with the broth until it is a creamy puree.

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Put it back in the pan and heat to simmer.  Add the half and half, butter and bacon mixture.  Simmer on low for about 15-20 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Serve hot with chopped cooked bacon as a garnish.

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Makes 4 servings

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