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Smoked Ham, Potato And Corn Chowder

by Emy
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Smoked ham, potato, and corn chowder is a hearty and flavorful soup that’s perfect for chilly days. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup smoked ham, diced
  • 4 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) creamed corn
  • 1 can (15 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

1. Prep the Ingredients:

a. Dice the smoked ham, potatoes, onions, celery, and carrots.

2. Sauté the Vegetables:

a. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are softened.

3. Add Ham and Potatoes:

a. Stir in the diced smoked ham and potatoes. Cook for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

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4. Make a Roux:

a. Sprinkle the flour over the ham and vegetable mixture. Stir to coat and cook for 2-3 minutes to eliminate the raw flour taste.

5. Add Broth and Seasonings:

a. Gradually pour in the chicken broth, stirring continuously to avoid lumps. Add the dried thyme and bay leaf. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

6. Simmer:

a. Bring the chowder to a simmer and let it cook until the potatoes are tender, usually around 15-20 minutes.

7. Add Corn and Milk:

a. Stir in the creamed corn, drained whole kernel corn, and milk. Continue simmering for an additional 10-15 minutes.

8. Adjust Seasoning:

a. Taste the chowder and adjust the seasoning if needed. Remove the bay leaf.

9. Serve:

a. Ladle the smoked ham, potato, and corn chowder into bowls. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

10. Enjoy:

a. Serve the chowder hot and enjoy the comforting flavors of smoked ham, creamy potatoes, and sweet corn.

This Smoked Ham, Potato, and Corn Chowder is a delicious and filling soup that’s perfect for a comforting meal. Enjoy the warmth and rich flavors!

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