Feed 2 for £3: Sweetcorn Chowder

I always like seeing sweetcorn growing in the fields near where I live; it’s one of my absolute favourite vegetables. The only thing that is a little irritating is the inevitable corn-stuck-in-the-teeth situation which ensues after consuming corn from the cob. Particularly irksome if surrounded by unfamiliar company. Worth it though; especially if you’re lucky enough to have a 50:50 butter to corn ratio. If you’re looking for something different to try with your cobs, this sweetcorn chowder is my most favourite soup ever.
Sweetcorn Chowder - All That I'm Eating (2 of 2)

You will need:

medium onion, finely chopped
100g smoked bacon lardons  £  0.65
Large knob of butter  £  0.15
2 large potatoes, peeled and
 £  0.50
250ml vegetable stock  £  0.10
400ml milk  £  0.35
1 cob sweetcorn, kernels
 £  0.25
Small handful chives, chopped  £  0.25
1 bay leaf  £  0.05
Salt and pepper  £  0.02
Total  £  2.42

Melt the butter in a large saucepan and fry the bacon and onion together until the onion is soft and the bacon turning brown at the edges.

Add the potatoes, bay leaf, stock, milk and salt and pepper and simmer until the potatoes are almost soft, around 10 minutes.
Add the sweetcorn and simmer for a further 5 minutes.

Check the seasoning, remove the bay leaf and stir in the chives before serving in warmed bowls.

Sweetcorn Chowder - All That I'm Eating (1 of 2)

This soup has chunky bits, soft bits, crunchy bits and a full flavoured liquid bit. It’s got sweet, smoky, savoury, salty and soupy. Earthy, fresh, homely and new. What I’m trying to say is that as a bowl of food goes it’s got it all. Not only that but it’s inexpensive too. What more do you need? I think I could eat this for lunch every day and never tire of it. And that’s pretty much what I do as long as the cobs keep coming. Happy days.


  1. says

    Love the new website Caroline!!! p.s. corn – addicted to this. SO MUCH CORN , pretty much every other day since August. Chowder next up.

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