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This is a recipe I came up with a few years ago when I had a leftover ham bone from dinner, and it's wonderfully tasty. Good for using the leftovers after Christmas or Easter dinners. Serve with good, crusty bread and be ready to provide seconds. :)
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- 1 ham bone, with at least 1 cup of meat remaining on bone
- water, to cover
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups milk (whole milk preferred)
- 1 1/2 cups frozen corn or 1 (15 ounce) can corn
- 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes or 1/4 cup freshly minced onion
- 1 -2 clove garlic, minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- paprika, to taste
- 1On a firm non-breakable surface, take a clean hammer and crack the middle of the ham bone so that marrow can escape during cooking.
- 2Place ham bone flat in the bottom of a pot and add enough water to just cover.
- 3Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes.
- 4Remove bone and cut off the remaining tender ham meat; set meat aside.
- 5Turn up the heat on the ham broth and reduce down until you have about a couple of cups of broth, or to desired strength.
- 6Skim the fat from the broth.
- 7Melt butter in a large pan; remove from heat and mix in flour until smooth.
- 8Slowly add 1 cup milk, stirring constantly.
- 9Return pan to stove and cook on low heat until milk thickens.
- 10Stir the corn, the ham pieces you set aside earlier, dried minced onion, and minced garlic into thickened milk; then slowly stir in the remaining milk and the ham broth.
- 11Cook on low for about 15 minutes, but do not boil.
- 12Add salt, pepper, and paprika to taste.
- 13*Note: how much meat you leave on the bone is up to you, but I like to have a couple of cups of ham bits mixed into this chowder.
- 14Optional: you can add a cup of cooked, chopped potato chunks to the soup near the end of the cooking, if you like.
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Nutritional Facts for Creamy Ham and Corn Chowder
Serving Size: 1 (208 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 268.2
- Calories from Fat 148
- Total Fat 16.5 g
- Saturated Fat 10.1 g
- Cholesterol 47.6 mg
- Sodium 163.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 25.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
- Sugars 0.5 g
- Protein 6.9 g
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