F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)

Southern-Style Corn Chowder

  • SERVINGS: Makes 3 quarts, 10 to 12 Servings
  • FAST

This is the perfect soup to make in the late summer months when corn is at its prime and you can find fresh ears for sale at roadside stands and farmers' markets. Chef Emeril Lagasse fashioned this version after traditional Southern-style corn soup, because it pairs corn with one of his very best friends, bacon. Oh, baby, talk about a match made in heaven! If you can't find fresh ears of corn, you could substitute frozen, but the taste won't be quite the same.

Plus: More Soup Recipes and Tips

  1. 4 ounces bacon, chopped
  2. 1 cup finely chopped onions
  3. 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
  4. 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  5. 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  6. 3/4 cup finely chopped red bell peppers
  7. 5 cups fresh corn kernels (from about 7 ears)
  8. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  9. 2 quarts chicken stock or canned low-sodium chicken broth
  10. 1-1/2 cups 1/2-inch cubes peeled russet potatoes
  11. 1 tablespoon salt
  12. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  13. 1 cup heavy cream
  14. Finely chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  1. Place an 8-quart stockpot over medium heat and cook the bacon until crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon and drain on paper towels. Add the onions, carrots and celery and cook, stirring often, until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the bell peppers and corn to the pot and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Sprinkle the flour into the pot and cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Pour the chicken stock into the pot and stir to combine. Use a whisk if necessary to break up any lumps. Add the potatoes to the pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 20 minutes. Season the chowder with the salt and cayenne and stir in the cream. Serve with the bacon and parsley as garnish.
You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(0)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Run with chefs and wine experts in the Celebrity Chef 5K and dance all night at Gail Simmons’ Last Bite Dessert Party during the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 20-22.