Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 3 - Mimi's Corn Chowder


Today seems like a perfect soup day with the rainy weather outside. Personally I love this soup no matter what the weather is outside. Happily they share this on their restaurant website - YUM!

MIMI’S CAFÉ CORN CHOWDER


Ingredients

¼-cup butter, (½-stick)
6 tablespoons chopped onion
¾-cup diced celery
2-½ cups water
2 cups cubed peeled red or russet potatoes, (½-inch)
2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 can creamed corn (14 oz)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 dash of white pepper
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups half and half cream

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add in the flour and whisk until smooth and a roux forms (2 minutes).
  3. Add onions and celery and saute 5 minutes until soft but not brown.
  4. Add water, potatoes, corn kernels, creamed corn, sugar, salt and pepper. Using a wire whisk, whisk until smooth.
  5. Cover and simmer until potatoes are barely tender, about 30 minutes.
  6. Add half and half and simmer uncovered until soup has thickened to a creamy consistency, about 15 minutes.
  7. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if needed.


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