Monday, November 3, 2014

October Corn Chowder

Our last October Food Revolution Ambassador Challenge was to make Jamie’s Corn Chowder recipe. My family loved this one! Not only did they love eating it, my oldest also loved helping to make it. She pretty much made this on her own while I read the recipe to her. It is a great comfort food recipe that is quick enough for a busy week night. I also love that it uses 1% milk instead of heavy cream. So give this a try on a crisp, fall night. Add a green salad and some fresh bread and as Jamie says, “tuck in.” 

Jamie Oliver’s Corn Chowder

Serves 4


1 celery stalk
1 medium onion
1½ tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 cups 1% milk
1 medium Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cut into little cubes
3 scallions
2 cups frozen corn 
¼ cup chopped fresh chives and/or parsley (optional)


  • Pull the leaves from the celery stalks and set them aside. Chop your celery and onion.
  • Heat the butter in a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Add the celery (not the leaves), onion, and thyme. Stir until the vegetables start to brown.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the veggies and stir for a few more minutes. Pour in the milk, add the cut potatoes and bring to a boil, stirring the whole time so the soup doesn’t stick to the pot. Cook until the potatoes are tender, but not mushy – this will take around 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop the celery leaves, trim the ends off the scallions and slice them thinly. When the potatoes are tender, stir in the corn, scallions and celery leaves. Bring the soup back to the boil, then serve.

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