Corn Chowder

Since it’s winter and cold … soup seems to be appropriate.

Do you know Mimi’s Cafe?  Well, I love their corn chowder.  I don’t care if it’s 100° outside and the middle of August … if I go to Mimi’s … I have corn chowder.

In fact … I believe that it might be an “unwritten” law … if you go to Mimi’s, you must have corn chowder … oh, and a muffin.

I took their recipe … made a few adjustments to simplify and lighten it up.  I made it for dinner last night and didn’t take step-by-step photos … but it’s so simple … you won’t need them.

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Corn Chowder

(adapted from Mimi’s Cafe)

  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups cubed red potatoes (I don’t peel them)
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 can creamed corn (14 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups fat-free half and half cream
  1. Chop onions, celery and potatoes … set aside.
  2. Melt butter in large sauce pan over medium heat.
  3. Add in the flour and whisk until smooth and a roux forms (2 minutes).
  4. Add onions and celery and saute 5 minutes until soft but not brown.
  5. Add water, potatoes, corn kernels, creamed corn, sugar, salt and pepper.  Using a wire whisk, whisk until smooth.
  6. Cover and simmer until potatoes are barely tender, about 30 minutes.
  7. Add fat-free half and half and simmer uncovered until soup has thickened to a creamy consistency, about 15 minutes.
  8. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if needed.

Serve with crusty bread or a muffin.  Stores well … great next day … it may be even thicker!

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11 thoughts on “Corn Chowder

  1. Have been to Mini’s here in Arlington,Tx once and that was for breakfast. Great food but our young waitress wasn’t so good.
    Thank U 4 sharing the recipe. I will have to give it a try.


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