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Ham & Corn Chowder (1-1-2019)

Mom's Tips

January 1st, 2019 by Jim Field

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 cups ham, diced
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 small russet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste

Heat the butter in a large pot over medium high heat.  Add the onions and carrots and cook for 4-5 minutes or until just softened.

Whisk in the flour, stirring constantly.  Cook for one minute.

Slowly add the chicken broth, whisking constantly.  Bring to a simmer.  Add the ham, corn, thyme and potatoes.

Simmer for 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.  Add the heavy cream and bacon.  Cook for five more minutes.  Serve.