We got the crock pot out to make something NEW this weekend!
Her instructions are HERE and I’ll include the recipe at the end of this post.
I used this Applewood Smoked uncured bacon and it fried up crispy.
I probably used a little more onion and a little less celery.
And I used red skinned potatoes but I followed the recipe pretty closely. (I thickened it at the end like she suggests.)
Even using this secret ingredient, Thyme!
Nana Diana's Easy Crockpot Corn Chowder
2 large potatoes- baked in microwave until done.
2 cans Cream of Corn
1 can Niblets Corn
2 large celery stalks- I used one- chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 to 6 cups of whole milk OR 2 cups half and half and 3-4 cups of milk
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon salt-or to taste
Pepper to taste
In Crockpot- Mix together 2 cans cream of corn and 1 can niblets corn. Add milk (or half & half and milk. Stir in Thyme and salt and pepper. Stir in 3/4 pound of the bacon.-reserve a couple pieces for garnish.
Meanwhile: Bake 2 large potatoes until done. Peel skin off and cut into bite sized chunks.
Saute: chopped celery and onion in 2-3 Tablespoons of bacon grease. When translucent transfer then to the crockpot.. Heat through on low and serve. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Note: For some reason this demands more salt than most soups. Add salt until it tastes "right" to you.
If you want a thicker chowder (which hubby likes) take about 1/3 cup flour and mix with 1/2 cup milk until smooth. Slowly stir into hot chowder and let cook until thickened.
Garnish top of bowl with a few bite sized pieces of bacon.
Thanks Nana Diana!!! The whole house smelled incredible all day as the soup simmered and ‘came together’.
We crumbled some of the crispy bacon on top and shared a garlic bagel from Delancey’s bagel shop.
OH MY! Do you know this pretty lady?
If you see her today…
give her a BIG HUG for me!
This chowder was incredible!!!
(and yes, it was the first time I’ve ever made it!)
I’m joining Penny for Tasty Tuesday!
It will be a favorite from now on! Is it a soup you like?