This really is a great recipe. I substitute Chicken Broth for the water and at the end I add some cream (Heavy, Light or Half & Half) just to add some creamy richness. Also for a special twist add some cooked baby shrimp (peeled & de-viened of course) 15-20 minutes before serving. And plenty of cracked Pepper and Soda Crackers :-) Enjoy.
Why oh why haven t I rated this before? Been making my corn chowder this exact way for years now. Its absolutely the best corn chowder you will ever find! Few changes tough :) First of all skip the water and add 2 cups of good quality chicken stock. I make my own and freeze for later use. Secondly I add a 1/2 to a 1 cup of heavy cream few minutes before serving. This is a wonderful meal that everyone one in my house enjoys!
This is one of my favorite comfort foods. I have used this recipe for years with the exception that I have always used milk instead of the water. Tonight, I will be adding the shrimp.
I thought I would need the 5 quart crock pot but it fit in the smaller 3.5 qt.
I used turkey bacon, used Splenda instead of sugar, broth instead of water and added a few more onions. Yummy.
The only thing I may change the next time work be more liquid/creamed corn
This is great - I've made it twice now and I LOVE it. I basically double it and add 2 garlic cloves and a cup of half and half at the end. Because of what my grocery store has, I use 8 oz bacon, 32 oz bag of corn kernels, 1 and 1/2 cans cream-style corn, 4 large red potatoes, 1 medium sweet onion, and a 10 oz can of chicken broth (instead of water). Sometimes I cook it on high for 2 hours then low for 4 hours. I serve it with garlic bread and it's to die for! :-)
Loved it! I did replace water with chicken broth, added half n half towards the end, and made it thicker with cornstarch mixed with water. I like corn chowder on the thicker side (:
this has become a staple in our household! it is so versatile and some of the recommendations here have been great. i typically use broth in place of water, add a clove or two of garlic & other veggies (carrots, zucchini, turnips, whatever is on hand). i omit the sugar and add a tsp+ of cumin, paprika and crushed red pepper. about half an hour before chow time, i stir in a 1/2 cup of half & half or whole milk and 1 cup of chopped spinach. yum!
Fantastic! This was so easy and delicious I will definitely make it again and again. I followed another reviewers advice and used 2 c chicken broth instead of water, and 1/2 cup half & half at the very end. Delish and full of flavor!!
this recipe is wonderful! exactly what i was looking for in corn chowder! so good that the pot was empty last night, and i am going to make more tonight. the only thing i will do different is not add extra salt, i felt the bacon added enough. thanks again Libby1!!!
A family favorite at our house. I skip the bacon and usually use diced ham. I also skip the browning step, use broth (veg or chicken) for the water, and add a diced carrot or two, maybe some celery if I have it. Very easy, very good.