Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mimi's Corn Chowder

I found this recipe HERE!
3 slices of crispy cooked bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup onion, diced
2 cups creamed corn
1 cup chicken broth
1 pint light cream**
6 saltine crackers, crushed
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
16 oz pkg frozen diced potatoes
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or until potatoes are tender. Serve with your favorite soup crackers!

*Recently I went to Mimi's Restaurant and had their Corn Chowder! I love cream soups...especially Corn Chowder because no one really make Corn Chowder any more. Anyway, as I was doing my "Blog Surfing" the other morning I accidentally found this recipe for Mimi's Corn Chowder! I was so excited so I of course had to try it! It was really yummy! So glad I doubled the recipe so we could have left overs!

**Ok, because I am cheap and won't pay almost $4.00 for 1 pint of cream, I decided to pay just over $3.00 for a gallon of whole milk and used that instead of the cream. After letting the soup cook for 3 hours, it wasn't thickening like I wanted it to (because I added milk instead of cream). So I created a Rue with 1/4 cup melted butter and a 1/3 cup flour (for a double batch). Then drained some of the milky part of the soup off the soup, added it to the rue, mixing it till all the lumps are gone. Add enough of the milky part of the soup to the rue until it is pourable, but still thick. Pour the Rue mixture into the crock of soup. Give it a stir and let it cook that last hour. 


Keri said...

do I add the saltin crackers and cheese into the soup to cook? or do i add it as a garnish afterwards before we eat. I went ahead and threw it all together in one pot but ive never done that before. just wanted to clarify so next time i make it. thanks

Kristi Rowley said...

Keri, Yes, put the crushed saltines and the cheese in the pot with all the other stuff! I'd never seen that before either, but I think the crackers help thicken it a little.

Keri said...

Thanks so much, yes ur right the crackers we really tasty mixed in the soup and gave a great texture and added thickness. Also I bought the half gallon of heavy cream at costco and used it in my soup and also for homemade ice cream for dessert. i know you were saying cream was expensive, but for 3 some dollars i got soup and ice cream out of it with left over cream for other soups, breakfast or desserts. thought id share. thanks for writting back and that soup was amazingly god. my boys and hubby both goggbled it up on such a cold night. thanks for sharing.

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