Sweetpotato Chow Recipe

Looking for an easy sweetpotato chow recipe? Learn how to make sweetpotato chow using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kd8amnwv

Makes 6 servings



The Shakers prepared chowders as a creative way to use what was fresh and on hand. This basic recipe comes from Jeff Paige, the former chef at New Hampshire's Canterbury Shaker Village. "This is the method of preparation I use to create a number of wonderful corn-based chowders. By simply adding one or two new ingredients, like the sweet potatoes, you create a new and exciting twist on an old favorite. Sweet Potato Corn Chowder is without a doubt our most popular chowder. I've received requests from as far away as London for the recipe." (From The Shaker Kitchen, by Jeffrey Paige. Copyright 1994 Jeffrey Paige. Published by Clarkson N. Potter Inc.)

Recipe Ingredients for sweetpotato chow

2 oz bacon, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped red pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups chicken broth
15 ounces diced sweet potatoes, drained
1 large baking potato, peeled and diced 14.5 ounces stewed tomatoes
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Recipe Directions for sweetpotato chow

  1. In a large soup pot, fry the bacon over medium heat just until it starts to crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, quarter and slice the red potatoes by hand or in a food processor, about 1/4-inch thick. Add the onions and bay leaves to the bacon, and cook until the onions are translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully drain off half of the bacon grease and discard.

  2. Add the sweet and red potatoes to the soup pot, add enough stock to cover the potatoes, and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Add the brown sugar, corn, parsley, scallions, and cream, and cook until heated through, stirring often.

  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve hot.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 361.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
246
Calories from Fat
58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.4g
10%
Saturated Fat
2.5g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Sodium
644mg
27%
Potassium
1146mg
33%
Total Carbohydrates
35.7g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4.8g
19%
Sugars
6.2g
Protein
11.0g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 13% Iron 7%
* 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
A-
  Good points
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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