Seafood Chowder Using French Fries

Total Time
25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I had a pack of leftover french fries from a restaurant the other day and didn't want to throw them away because they tasted great. And, I thought why not try to use these potatoes in the seafood chowder I was going to make for dinner that evening without using new potatoes. It was an experiment but the soup turned out to be delicious. Here's what I did.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup French fries, diced
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 14 medium onion, finely diced
  • 14 cup celery, finely diced
  • 14 cup carrot, finely diced
  • 1 cup seafood (clam, shrimp, mouselle, squid, crab meat, ... using one kind or mixing a few kinds is both okay)

Directions

  1. Cook onion, celery and carrots in water just covering the food for 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, blend the first 6 ingredients till smooth (about 2 minutes).
  3. Cook the seafood in minimal water.
  4. •Cooking Time: most seafood will get tough if cooked longer than the time to just cook through, but things like shrimp head can cook for 5 - 10 minutes to release great flavor.
  5. Put the drained vegetable and the blended mixture into the pot of seafood, stir and bring to a boil. Enjoy!

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