Sunday, September 07, 2014

Chunky Corn Chowder with Ham

I just love corn chowder, although I'm not a big fan of the kind that seems to be fashionable currently, that's full of red peppers. This version makes carnivores happier than the vegetarian version I make more often. If you do make this without the ham, it will be perfectly lovely, too. Throw some corn muffins in the oven, serve with some fruit on the side. This serves 4.

Chunky Corn Chowder with Ham
6 oz. diced ham
1/2 c. diced onion
1 c. diced potatoes
1 c. water or chicken broth
2 c. corn (if you're making it in summer, use sweet corn cut off the ear)
12 oz. evaporated milk (skim is fine)
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
4 oz. shredded Cheddar (2% is fine)
Salt & pepper

Mix ham, onion, potatoes, and water/broth in a pot. Cook about 10 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Heat through, making sure cheese is melted. 

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