*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            CORN AND HAM CHOWDER
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       tb           Butter
    1       t            Vegie oil
    1       md           Onion -- diced
    2                    Shallots -- diced
      3/4   c            Diced cooked ham
    3       c            Peeled, cubed raw potatoes
    1                    Bay leaf
    3       tb           Chopped fresh parsley
                         Salt
                         Freshly ground pepper
    3       c            Milk
    4       c            Fresh corn (cut from 8 cobs)
                         -or 4 c frozen corn
    2       tb           Flour
      1/4   c            Chopped fresh basil
                         Butter
                         Paprika
 
   In a large pot, melt butter and oil over medium heat.
   Saute onion and shallots 5 minutes, until softened not
   brown. Add potatoes, 2 c water, bay leaf, parsley,
   S&P. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes
   until potatoes are JUST tender. Meanwhile warm milk in
   saucepan over low heat. Add warm milk and corn to
   chowder and stir well. Put the flour in small bowl.
   Take 3 to 4 tb of hot broth from pot and mix w/flour
   to make a paste. Slowly add to pot, whisking to make a
   smooth soup. Let soup simmer 3 to 5 minutes until
   thickened and coorn is tender, but not soft. Remove
   form heat, stir in basil and serve with butter.
   
   Source:  Leftovers by Kathy Grunst.
  
 
 
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