Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Corn Chowder - warmth and comfort in a bowl

Yesterday really was a foul day and I felt like soup and did not have much time to come up with one.  Also I was away on the weekend and hot not done any shopping so it had to be made from what I found in the house.

Corn chowder it had to be, because all the ingredients were to hand and it does not take long to cook.

Makes enough soup for 4 medium bowls.

1 chopped onion
1teaspoon of olive oil
2 medium potatoes roughly chopped
1 carrot chopped
1 can of corn
2 cups of chicken stock (home made, canned or bouillon cubes)
1 tablespoon of fresh sage chopped
1/4 cup of milk

Add the onion and the oil to a medium pot and sweat until transparent.

Sweated onions
Then add all the other ingredients except the milk and simmer for about 15 minutes until the potatoes are very soft and falling apart.

simmering away
add the milk (or you could use cream if you hadn't just spent a week end eating rich food and drinking good wine.)

Bring back up to heat and serve.  Do not boil after adding the milk as the soup could curdle which would taste fine, but not look so good.

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