Corn Chowder w/ Bacon Potato

My son had his braces tightened yesterday and was in need of something soft to eat. So I prepared one of his favorite dishes. Corn chowder.  I went ahead and took a few photos hoping to inspire you to try this delicious recipe.  It is one of our family favorites.

Start with 1 pound of new potatoes.  Garden fresh is best.

Quarter the potatoes, toss in olive oil and fire up the bbq.  I prefer to grill my potatoes in something similar to this.

Next, fry up about 8 slices of Zaycon bacon in your favorite cast iron skillet.

When the bacon is about 2/3rds cooked, add 1 finely chopped onion.  The smell of onions cooking in bacon grease is heavenly.  Continue to cook until the onions are browned and the bacon is near crispy.  Set aside. When the bacon has cooled, chop it into 1/2 bits.

Next, puree 1 1/2 cups of corn (I used frozen corn).

After you have grilled your potatoes, fried your bacon and onions, and pureed your corn add 1 cup of corn kernels, a pinch of dried thyme, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.

Add 5 cups of milk (I used 2%) and simmer for 20-30 minutes.  Call your family to the dinner table, and dig in!

Corn Chowder w/ Bacon & Potato

1lb new potatoes

8 slices bacon

2 1/2 cups of corn

1 finely chopped onion

5 cups of milk (I suggest 2% milk)

Dried thyme, salt & pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil