Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Mimi's Cafe Corn Chowder

Unless I am going to Mimi's Cafe for breakfast, I always order their corn chowder and bread basket! SO YUMMY! And one of the best things that come with fall/winter is SOUP!

(Yields 2 1/2 quarts)

4 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 cups frozen corn, thawed
6 tablespoons onion, chopped
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup celery, large dice
2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 cups hot water
1 pinch white pepper
2 cups raw potato, peeled and cut in 1/2" cubes
3 tablespoons flour
1 quart Half & Half

On medium heat, melt butter, then simmer onion and celery for 5 minutes until soft, but not brown.Add water, potatoes, corn and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are barely tender.Whisk the flour into 1 cup of the Half & Half, and stir into the soup. Add the remaining 3 cups of Half & Half. Simmer for about 15 minutes until the soup has thickened to a creamy consistency.Correct the seasoning with additional salt and pepper if needed. In order to correct the consistency or the soup you may add a little milk to make it thinner. To make the soup thicker, simmer another 5-10 minutes.


{Jason and Elan} said...

Carrie, this looks absolutely delicious! We will definitely be trying this out.

Clint, Jana, and Dallas said...

Yummy. Can't wait to try it this weekend while it's rAiNInG outside! :)