Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Ham & Corn Chowder

Potato soup loaded up with ham and corn and seasoned with a bit of thyme for a comforting cool weather meal

Hello, hello! If you notice that some of my posts are a little behind, that's due to me being in the tail-end of my bachelor's degree program. I am down to 2 classes. I'm in a self-paced program, so I usually work on 1 class at a time, but I get to work on the final 2 together. I'm really excited. I should be done by Halloween if I can keep my quick pacing up. I decided since I have to wait on approval for those next 2 classes to work on this week's posts so they aren't late :)

This soup is potato soup with ham and corn. It's a very simple recipe but you don't need something extravagant for it to be a great tasting meal. The bit of thyme, onion, and garlic really make this soup a fantastic one.

What you need:
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 5 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced 
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  1. Melt butter over medium heat in large saucepan. Add onion and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes.
  2. Add flour and whisk well. Then slowly add 1 cup milk and whisk until it thickens, about 1 1/2 minutes.
  3. Slowly add remaining 1 cup milk and whisk until it thickens, about 1 1/2 minutes.
  4. Whisk in chicken broth and 1 1/2 cups water. and whisk until combined.
  5. Turn heat up to medium-high and add potatoes. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, whisking occasionally. If it gets too thick, add 1/2 cup water.
  6. Add corn during last few minutes of potatoes cooking to heat up.
  7. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add ham and saute for 1 to 2 minutes until browned.
  8. Once potatoes are cooked, remove from heat and stir in thyme and most of the ham, reserving a little for garnish.
  9. Season with salt and pepper and then serve topped with ham for garnish.
Recipe from Recipe Tin Eats

I love this Loaded Baked Potato Soup with fried potato peels for garnish! For a more set it and forget it, this Slow Cooker Potato and Bacon Soup recipe from Creme de la Crumb is on the same wavelength.


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