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Autumn Sweet Corn Chowder

Autumn Sweet Corn Chowder

There is something about September. The warm days with the chilly nights. The fact I can never avoid getting bug bites during this month. The change September brings along. I love the transition into hearty, yummy foods, and corn is one of my favorite ingredients. It's the vegetable that marks the slowing of summer to me as it really doesn't get good until late July through early September. When my awesome co-worker brought in some fresh corn from her CSA for me, I knew this was what I wanted to make. I made the recipe up in my head throughout the day and then tried it out. This recipe is full of my favorite things and really hits the spot It's delicious - just chowder isn't the most beautiful food to photograph is it?

Autumn Sweet Corn Chowder

Autumn Sweet Corn Chowder 
What You'll Need
2 Red Skin Potatoes (Medium Size)
1 Medium Sized Sweet Onion
3-4 Ears of Corn OR 1.5 Cups of Frozen Corn
2 Cups of Vegetable Stock
1 Cup of Fat Free Half and Half
Sea Salt and / or Seasoned Salt
Pepper
Brown Sugar
Tumeric
Whole Wheat Flour
Butter
Parmesan Cheese (Shredded)

Autumn Sweet Corn Chowder
First, prepare your vegetable stock for the potatoes. Put the 2 cups in a small pot on medium heat. Add some pepper and salt to help flavor. Chop your potatoes into small bits (after washing of course!) and put into the veggie stock. Keep it over a low boil until tender and soft - mine were perfect about 3 minutes before I needed to add the veggie stock to the roux.

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Next, chop your onions and clean your corn. I forgot to photograph husking the corn! You'll need right around 2 cups.

Autumn Sweet Corn Chowder
Begin to melt 1/4 cup of butter (1/2 a stick) in a large sauce pan (mine was like 4 QT).

Autumn Sweet Corn Chowder

Once melted, add the onions. Add 1 tablespoon brown sugar and a few pinches of salt and stir well.

Autumn Sweet Corn Chowder

Add the corn once the onions are a bit transulect as well as an additional 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and more salt. Stir well and allow to cook until the onions start to camelize, but don't completely get there. Almost a light brown onion. I tried to capture this in the images.
Autumn Sweet Corn Chowder

Once your corn and onions are cooked, add 5 teaspoons of whole wheat flour. Stir in well and cook for an additional 3 minutes over a medium low heat. Add in some of the veggie broth from the potatoes (but not the potatoes) and stir until the flour has turned into a paste.
Autumn Sweet Corn Chowder

Add in your 1 cup of Half and half and the rest of the veggie broth with the potatoes and stir well.
Autumn Sweet Corn Chowder

Simmer over a medium heat for a few minutes - adding 2-3 teaspoons of tumeric and salt and pepper to taste. Finally, add about 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese - or to taste. I tend to sprinkle, taste, then repeat until it gets to the flavor I like it.

Autumn Sweet Corn Chowder

And then serve! I suggest serving with a seasonal beverage like fresh apple cider - YUM!
Autumn Sweet Corn Chowder
my adorable bowl and straw are from the curiosity shoppe for target

31 comments:

  1. omg yum. This makes me want to make and eat right now!
    I love corn chowder =)
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh my word! That looks amazing!
    I want to make some right this minute...and be sitting on the coast of England eating it.

    -Kirsten
    mylifetintedpink.blogspot.com

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  3. I love corn too. Totally reminds me of Fall.

    Looks yummy!

    Bisous
    Suzanne
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  4. This sounds so good. And with a glass of cider, it's just perfection!

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  5. Sounds delicious! I love corn and all the awesome veggies that are in season during fall!

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  6. mmm yumm! thanks for the idea! making it... TOMORROW! :-)
    K

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  7. it looks wonderful, i believe it taste even better

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  8. Yum! This is the perfect way to enjoy corn now that it's getting cooler!

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  9. hey katherine! i love warm, yummy dishes like this when the weather gets cooler. am i safe to say they appeal to the taste buds and warm the soul at the same time?!?! looks great! you do live near by! i'll definitely let you know the next time i visit. we haven't been to cincy in 7 years! hahaha that's how long there's been a storm. but again, i'll definitely let you know and see if it works with your schedule.
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  10. ohmygosh that looks soooooo delicious!! i just wanna curl up with a bowl of corn chowder right now! :P

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  11. YUM - this looks so delicious and comforting. Perfect for a cold stormy day like it is here today

    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

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  12. This looks delicious!


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  13. Yum! This looks so tasty! I've really been loving soups lately so perhaps I should try this recipe out. It looks great!

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  14. I've never had sweet corn chowder, but you've made it look and sound so delicious i'd love for some right now!

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  15. This looks delicious! Is there a vegan / milk-free alternative for the fat free half and half, as I'm allergic to dairy :(

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  16. I must try it out! Love sweet corn!

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  17. This looks so tasty :D I should try this myself too :D
    Please check out my blog and follow if you like.
    Love, Anne

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  18. Looks awesome! Though I know I'll never get around to making it.. (i cook about once a month.. >.<)

    xx

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  19. Oh yummy!! I want to try this :)

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  20. This looks delicious, I'll have to try it out! BTW I absolutely ADORED butter beer, I was beyond addicted.

    Collections

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  21. My favorite soup!!! Looks sooooo good homemade like this!!!
    +Victoria+

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  22. Looks good! Just FYI in case this is not on purpose--I went to pin this post to Pinterest but none of the recipe images were pinnable. Wanted to let you know just in case this was not intentional (if it was, just ignore me! :) )

    Bevin
    magnoliareverie.blogspot.com

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  23. god i love corn chowder sfm

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  24. we made it! and it's one of our favorites now! so goood! Thanks!
    Katie and Ben

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  25. I think I've had corn chowder like 5 times this month already. It seriously never gets old. LOVE IT.

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  26. it may not be the prettiest (like many things I have made) but it sounds oh so delicious!!!!
    I am going to have to make this soon!
    xxoxox

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  27. Sounds so yummy and perfect for fall! I love that cup from Target! I saw the new collection and I wanted all those mugs! -Jessica

    THEJESSICALBLOG.COM

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  28. I love sweet corn and this recipe looks divine! I will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing! xxx

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  29. cool post. and this sounds really yummy.

    xx m

    thisishowwerule.blogspot.com

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