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Corn Chowder Recipe

Looking for an easy Corn Chowder recipe? Learn how to make Corn Chowder using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by annanigma

Makes 5 servings



Best made in late summer, when corn is at its sweetest.

Recipe Ingredients for Corn Chowder

2 onions, diced
4 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil
6 ears of corn
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons salt
1 freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Corn Chowder

  1. # 1. Using a sharp knife, cut the kernels off the ears of corn and set aside, reserving the cobs. In a large saucepan, combine the cobs, 1 of the diced onions, and 8 cups water.

  2. # Place over high heat to bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Turn off heat and allow to steep for an additional 30 minutes.

  3. # 2. While the corncobs are steeping, place a large saucepan over medium-low heat, and add butter or olive oil. Add remaining diced onion and sauté until translucent and soft, about 20 minutes; do not allow to take on any color. Add corn kernels and sauté until slightly translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

  4. # 3. When the stock has finished steeping, strain it, discarding the cobs and onions. Add 6 cups to the pot of corn kernels; discard any remaining stock or reserve for another use. Return to medium heat and simmer until the corn is soft, about 2 minutes. Add heavy cream, reduce heat to low, and cook for 15 minutes.

  5. # 4. Remove half the soup and allow to cool until no longer steaming when stirred. Hot soup cannot be puréed in a blender, because the aeration makes the top blow off, and the hot soup spews all over.

  6. Working in batches, purée the soup in a blender until kernels are partly broken, or smooth, depending on your preference, then return to pot, reheating gently if necessary. Season with salt and a few grinds of black pepper.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 157.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
216
Calories from Fat
132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.7g
23%
Saturated Fat
8.8g
44%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Sodium
1015mg
42%
Potassium
313mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
21.1g
7%
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
12%
Sugars
4.7g
Protein
3.7g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 2% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
    Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
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