Fancy Corn Chowder

So what do you have to blog about when you're stuck inside the house all the live long day? Not much! Other than what you're cooking. Or sewing, but I haven't finished that project yet. And we just ate this recipe, with raving reviews, so I'm passing it on to you. The toddler asked for seconds, that's how good it is. And I made it up. That's actually how I do my best cooking. Recipes are recipes for disaster for me. (I couldn't help myself, that is too funny!)
corn chowder recipe


So this recipe idea came to us at lunch today. We were talking about what to do for dinner, and Jeremy mentioned soup. I said something about a corn chowder, because I love it, and he said why not corn chowder with potatoes, cabbage, and ground pork? (We just bought a bunch of really good for you pork and sausage from a local farmer here; it's amazing. If you are local, you can find their Facebook page at Hope Grows Farm.) I decided I could do something with that.

Now, remember this is a corn chowder. The whole time I'm preparing this, I'm calling it in my head a corn chowder. That'll be important later.
First up, two sliced yellow onions, and a tablespoon of minced garlic are thrown into the hot frying pan with butter and olive oil. (If you have sweet onions, that would be good too!)

The stock pot gets two quarts of frozen, homemade chicken stock and two quarts of water.
I peeled and cut up 12 russet potatoes and slid those into the stock pot. Eowyn took over the cutting, and sliced up a couple of carrots. Into the pot!

Once the onions and garlic were translucent, I scraped the pan into the pot. Gideon then cooked the ground pork in the pan. And at this point, I had stopped cooking to nurse. Once the meat was done, the kids turned the heat down, and went to play. When I finished nursing, I scraped the pork into the pot and chopped up half a cabbage to throw into the pot too.

Then I turned the pot on to simmer for an hour and a half, until Jeremy came home. I went out and took care of the animals, hissed at a possum on my way in because I was so late getting out to the animals, bathed Esmond and Noemi, and took a shower myself. Do you notice what I didn't add to the CORN chowder? Yea, totally forgot the corn until I was in the shower and Jeremy was going to be home in 20 minutes.
Don't be like me. Although it did work out. When I finally added a quart of frozen corn, I also seasoned the soup. I dumped in some salt, pepper, and rosemary. I have no idea how much, just add and taste.
I also decided to thicken the soup up a bit. Put 2(ish) tablespoons of flour and a cup of water in a pint size jar and shake it up. I poured that in, and then set the pot to a slow boil for the next 20 minutes and it came out perfectly.
Serve with toasted sourdough bread and butter. Everyone loves it here, and we made enough to have leftovers for a couple meals. Who loves leftovers? I love leftovers!
Oh, and for the record...I wanted to call this soup Fancy Pants Corn Chowder, but Jeremy booed it. I still think it's an awesome name, and I will forever think of this soup with that name. His suggestion started with Cornado Chowder. Just sayin'. Maybe y'all should vote in the comments?

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14 comments

  1. Jennifer, it's drizzling here and promising to get cold again as the week goes on. So when I saw your title on Nan's Mom's the Word linkup, I couldn't resist checking it out. I love soups! They're easy and so satisfying. I will definitely try this one. Pinned it so I won't forget! Blessings!

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    1. Thanks Donna! It's drizzling here again today, even though they promised us 70 degrees. We'll be having some leftover soup today to warm up!

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  2. Looks great. I have a daughter that doesn't like traditional soup but she might go for this chowder.

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  3. My best recipes are the one's I make up off the cuff, get rave reviews, didn't write it down and can never remember. This sounds really yummy! Stopping by from Turn It Up Tuesday.

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    1. I've gotten better about remembering things since I plan on writing a post about it. But as I'm taking pictures of the process, I wonder if it will actually be good enough to blog about! Or if I'm taking pictures of another kitchen disaster. :)

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  4. That looks delicious! My kids love corn chowder with curry powder and coconut milk instead of the regular cow's milk.

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    1. Thanks Heather! Curry powder sounds good too. I love a good versatile recipe!

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  5. It looks just great and delicious and filling, what a wonderful meal. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  6. My dad always made a simple corn chowder on camping trips. It used canned cream corn, but the rest of the ingredients were fresh. I loved it probably because he made it, and it brought memories of happy family trips. Can't seem to get my husband to like it though. - Margy

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  7. I like the title "Fancy Pants Chowder" myself :) Also, glad to know that I am not the only one who forgets the main ingredients in foods! This looks good but I wonder if I can replace the pork with chicken? What are your thoughts? Also, thanks for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!

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    1. Absolutely! I'm sure any kind of meat would be good. It's nice to have a little protein in it, and it stretches the meat out so it's less expensive. Thanks for commenting and hosting, JES.

      One vote for Fancy Pants Chowder!

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  8. I think Fancy Pants Corn Chowder is an awesome name - and it looks delicious!

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  9. Thanks so much for linking up at www.rchreviews.blogspot.com Awesome Life Friday! This is a wonderful post!

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