Ingredients

How to make it

  • Remove corn kernels from cob by running a sharp knife from top to bottom of cob – rotate cob, cutting kernels off all sides.
  • Use a spoon to run down the sides of the stripped cobs to extract as much of the "milk" as possible from the cob, letting the milk fall into the corn kernels.
  • For soup stock, break the stripped corn cobs into thirds and place in a medium saucepan with 3 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce to simmer and cook cobs for 20 minutes. Remove cobs from pot and strain the liquid – you should have about 2 cups of corn stock.
  • In a medium saucepan, cook bacon until crisp; drain bacon and crumble into small pieces.
  • Remove bacon, leaving 1 tablespoon bacon grease in pan (if you don’t use the bacon, add 1 tablespoon butter to pan).
  • Saute onions in bacon grease (or butter) until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the diced potato, corn kernels and any "milk" that you extracted from the cob, 2 cups corn stock, thyme, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a simmer; cook, partially covered for about 30 minutes, skimming any foam from the top as necessary.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning, if needed. If you like a thicker chowder, thicken with a roux of equal parts flour to melted butter, OR use a few tablespoons dried potato flakes until desire consistency is reached.
  • Add milk or half-and-half.
  • Heat through (don’t boil).
  • Serve, topping each bowl with some crumbled bacon.
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  • NPMarie 9 months ago
    Wynnebaer's IMI review:
    Fresh Sweet Corn Chowder
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    " It was excellent "
    blackpondoutfitters ate it and said...
    perfect! thanks
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  • Rocky37167 2 years ago
    This soup was so good and creamy. I did add some green chilli because hubby loves them. this was a do again and again soup. Thanks for posting it.
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  • spicey571 3 years ago
    Wow this sounds wonderful. I can't wait to try this! And great timing too... fall is just around the corner!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Good stuff Maynard........er........I mean Krumkake.
    See also: Fresh Sweet Corn Chowder
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  • justjakesmom 4 years ago
    This does sound good! I might add some chicken too...(just cuz we're meat hounds)
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    This is one I missed, see you think like me, use the FF half and half which allows the calories to be used for the bacon, makes sense to me. this sounds like dinner tommorrow nite..
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Okay, you sold me on the chowder and then you added the bacon too!!!!!!!!! Yum.
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Krumkake, this sounds so delicious! I can't wait to taste your chowder! Everyone is going to love this recipe! Thanks so much for posting this one as this is just what I was searching for!
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  • mrtnzangel8 6 years ago
    Wynne gave me the heads up on this recipe...will definitely give it a try! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    debwin ate it and said...
    this sounds fabulous. I have never thought to use the cobs for the stock...can't wait to try this recipe. Deb
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  • rosej 6 years ago
    Yum! I'll be trying this soon. Where does anyone get fresh corn this time of year? I'm going to have to use frozen for the time being.
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    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    Made this last night and my husband used the word "great." I will be making this again, that's for sure. Thanks Krumkake.
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  • inmaculada 7 years ago
    A very good friend of mine, Katie from South Carolina, many years ago, taught me how to make several kinds of chowder and since her hubby was from Maine, New England Clam and Shrimp Chowder was the first I tested and I LOVED IT!!. After that I cooked many chowders and my favorite is Shrimp and Corn Chowder, but never tried with fresh corn, so I will cook this as soon as here in Mallorca gets a little cold (now it´s about 26ºC) and we are still coming to the beach and watching for sun burns...
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  • peetabear 7 years ago
    This sounds good.. there's a bunch of corn coming in our garden, yummy
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  • erisgrrrl 7 years ago
    OMG this looks so easy! I just got a slew of corn from my ma's garden and this would be a perfect way to use them! :D
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  • recipediva 7 years ago
    Sounds yummy.
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  • absinthebride 7 years ago
    Huge fan of anything with bacon. :) This sounds wonderful.
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  • msloyola 7 years ago
    Yum! This sounds delicious.
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