Monday, December 17, 2012

Ham and Corn Chowder

As promised, here is my friend Lea's Ham and Corn Chowder recipe.  I'm going to post this one 2 ways: her original (super delicious and fast) recipe and my edited recipe (less canned ingredients because I used what we had on hand, less dairy).

Ham and Corn Chowder (Lea's version)

1 package baked ham, diced
1 can sweet kernel corn, rinsed and drained
1 can cream corn
1 small onion, chopped
2 cans diced potatoes, rinsed and drained
6 cups milk or cream
1 bag shredded cheese, 2 cups
2 T. flour
salt and pepper

Ham and Corn Chowder (Sonya's version):
1 T. olive oil
2 T. whole wheat flour
1/2 lb deli ham (we used black forest)
2 cups frozen corn, thawed-puree 1 cup and leave the other in kernel form
1 onion, chopped
2 potatoes, diced
1-2 cups chicken stock
2-3 cups fat free milk
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Directions are the same for each version:

  1. Saute ham and onion in butter (or olive oil) on medium heat until brown.  
  2. Stir in 2 T. flour to thicken.  
  3. Stir in corns and potatoes.
  4. Add liquids (broth and milk or milk/cream).
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Reduce to low heat.   
  7. Add cheese and stir until melted.
  8. Enjoy!


Danielle Susan said...

I think we might be trying this tonight! Sounds yummy!

Sonya Kimmet said...

It's so good! I always make a large batch so we have left-overs..but they never last long.

sandy said...

Sounds REALLY good! I think I will make it while Tanna is here. Your recipes always sound SO good, thanks for sharing.

Sonya Kimmet said...

Sandy, this recipe is a winner! My friend Lea is an amazing cook and everything that comes out of her kitchen is delicious! We like it with really SHARP cheddar cheese but feel free to use any cheese of your choice.