Thursday, October 8, 2009

BB: Cheddar Corn Chowder

October's first Barefoot Blogger challenge was a lovely soup, Cheddar Corn Chowder. This is similar to a long-standing recipe I have that includes a few more vegetables and tuna.

For a light and quick lunch or dinner, this chowder is ideal. Although, for the life of me, I can't understand why it requires bacon fat, olive oil, and butter! Rendering the bacon at the beginning of the recipe certainly provides enough fat for the flour and for the taste.

I also quartered the recipe for the two of us -- it makes a whole bunch of soup, otherwise.

My daughter's favorite part was the bacon.

She did like the soup as well, but she consumed the leftover bacon.

Thanks to Jill of My Next Life for a nice change from all the sweet stuff. Stop by the Barefoot Blogger site to see all the other renditions.


Megan said...

I just made corn chowder tonight! But I used Emeril's recipe - and it turned out really well.

At least it was better than last night's dinner - which ended up in the trash.....

Madam Chow said...

Ah, yes. I love Ina and her recipes, but I frequently have to cut back on the fats and salt. Ditto for Paula Dean, whose fat consumption is far beyond the reasonable.

NKP said...

Leave it to Ina to call for 3 kinds of fat!
My fave part would be the bacon too - delish!

Kate said...

Gotta say, I loved the bacon too and didn't end up with as much to put on top as I thought, because I was eating it as I cooked!