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Healthy Corn Chowder

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This recipe is super sweet, tender, juicy and affordable. This chowder is absolutely out of this world and delicious! This recipe from mexican cuisine can be served as side dish.
  Corn ears 6 , kernels extracted, 3 cobs retained
  Butter/Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1 Small
  Garlic cloves 2 , minced
  Thyme sprigs 4 , finely chopped
  Celery stalk 1 , chopped
  Carrot 1 Large, chopped
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vegetable broth 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Bay leaves 2
  Red potatoes 3 , peeled, diced
  Heavy cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt and pepper To Taste
For garnishing
  Crumbled bacon 1 Teaspoon
  Parsley 1 Teaspoon

1. In a pan, heat butter, add onion, garlic thyme, cook for about 8 minutes until the onions turn translucent, stir constantly.
2. Add celery and carrot, saute for another 4 to 5 minutes until the vegetables turn soft.
3. Add flour, saute for another couple of minutes. Whisk in the vegetable broth. Add in the retained corn cobs, bay leaves, allow to simmer for about 20 minutes.Discard the cobs and the bay leaves.
4. Add potatoes, bring back to a rolling boil. Cook for about 6 minutes, boiling hard, until potatoes start to soften. Add cream and corn kernels, bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Garnish with bacon and parsley, serve.

To make the preparation low fat, replace broth and cream with 6 cups of low fat milk.
Add bell pepper, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
You got some fresh tender juicy corn at a very low price, there is a lot that can be done with that making some chowder out of it. In this video, the chef too has similar story to tell and she is making nice corn chowder. Want to know entire recipe, all you have to do is watch the video.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 809 Calories from Fat 436

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 50 g76.5%

Saturated Fat 30 g149.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 174.2 mg58.1%

Sodium 741.2 mg30.9%

Total Carbohydrates 89 g29.6%

Dietary Fiber 10.8 g43.2%

Sugars 10.5 g

Protein 14 g28.3%

Vitamin A 113.8% Vitamin C 75.6%

Calcium 13.2% Iron 19.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Healthy Corn Chowder Recipe Video