Sweet Corn Chowder




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Introduction: Sweet Corn Chowder

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Summer may not seem like the ideal time for soup, but here in Portland we still get some cool, dreary days (like today). This is a super easy recipe for the upcoming sweet corn season.

2-3 TB butter
1 russet potato
3 ears sweet corn
1 white onion
1  carrot
2 ribs celery
1-2 TB flour
2 cups vegetable stock
2 tsp thyme
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup fat free Half-and-Half
4 oz shredded sharp cheddar

Step 1:

1. Peel and dice the potato and begin to saute it in a large soup pot with the butter for about 5-10 minutes.

2. While the potatoes are sauteing, chop the remaining vegetables and add to the potatoes when you are finished. Saute for another 5-10 minutes.

3. Carefully sprinkle the flour over of the vegetables and mix very well. Cook for another 5-10 minutes.

4. Add the vegetable stock, stirring briskly. Simmer for 10 minutes. While the other vegetables are simmering, you can prepare the corn by shucking and removing the kernels from the cob. I like to cut the corn kernals directly into a colander so I can rinse them easily.

Step 2:

1. Once the potatoes and other vegetables are close to tender, add the corn kernels and thyme. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and slowly add in the wine, half and half, and cheddar. Return to the heat and allow to simmer for another 5 minutes. 

3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.



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    I made this last night but added grilled chicken and since we don't have cheddar here in Italy, I used mild pecorino. We ate it with crusty bread and even if it's been about 95° here and we have no a/c I HAD TO TRY IT and it was awesome!!!!

    thanks i love this soup.

    I made this dish yesterday. It was absolutely fantastic. Very rich and creamy. I use chicken broth/regular half n half cause that's what I had on hand. This recipe also makes the perfect amount. Husband approved...Thx

    Can't wait to try this! Does it mention anywhere how many this recipe feeds?

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    Yummers! I usually don't have white wine around, do you know if you can leave it out or replace it with something?

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    I adds a little bit to the flavor, but you could probably substitute beer or more sharp cheese and get a similar effect.