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Rocky Mountain Potato Chowder

  • Ready Time: 75min
    2 Reviews
  • Prep Time: 30min
    Cook Time: 45min
  • Potato Type: Reds
    Cuisine: American
  • Serves: 8
    Prep Method: Boiled
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Description

Recipe by: Potatoes USA

Potato chowder with green chiles, fresh corn and crispy bacon bits, topped with sliced scallions.

Ingredients

  • 6 ears corn
  • 4 slices applewood bacon, diced
  • 1 lb. red potatoes, diced or quartered
  • 1/2 lb. russet potato, diced
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 oz. chopped, roasted green chiles, hatch or pueblo
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion for garnish

Preparation
Prep Time: 30min | Cook Time: 45min

  1. Take 2 ears of corn and grate, roughly on box grater making sure to reserve all the liquid.
  2. Using a knife, remove kernels from the remaining corn and reserve cobs.
  3. In a heavy-bottomed stockpot, cook bacon until crispy.
  4. Add onion, celery and garlic to bacon grease and cook 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle in the flour and cook 1 additional minute. Gradually add milk.
  6. Add potatoes, corn, green chile, corn cobs, bay leaf and Old Bay.
  7. Simmer approximately 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  8. Remove cobs and bay leaf and finish with heavy cream.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Depending on the corn, this soup can thicken differently. If too thin whisk 2 teaspoons cornstarch and 1 teaspoon water into soup and simmer 15 additional minutes. If too thick, add a little milk and adjust seasoning.

Nutrition

Calories120
Fat6g
Sodium140mg
Cholesterol15
Carbohydrates15g
Fiber2g
Protein4g

2 Reviews

Amy 9 months ago

I made this recipe for my family last night and they loved it. It was so good! I will make it...Read Full Review

Amy 9 months ago

I made this recipe for my family last night and they loved it. It was so good! I will make it again, next time I will cut the bacon in pieces before cooking it. And might reserve some bacon for crunchy toppings. Not all of the corn cobs would fit in my pot, so I used 3 and it was perfect. It was spicy and delicious!

Yvette 7 months ago

Excellent. The combination of flavors is unique and delicious.

Yvette 7 months ago

Excellent. The combination of flavors is unique and delicious.

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