Corn Chowder from Mimi's Cafe

"I fell in love with the corn chowder at Mimi's and was unable to find a recipe that tasted like it here. I was able to find the actual recipe on Mimi's own site."
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  • On medium heat, melt butter.
  • Simmer onion and celery for 5 minutes until soft but not brown.
  • Add water, potatoes, corn and seasonings.
  • Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are barely tender.
  • Whisk the flour into 1 cup of half & half and stir into soup.
  • Add remaining 3 cups half & half.
  • Simmer for about 15 minutes until soup thickens to creamy consistency.
  • To make soup thicker, simmer another 5-10 minutes.

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  1. rabenstock
    Thank you so much for posting this recipe!!! I recently moved and they don't have a Mimi's Cafe here. I have been craving their corn chowder like crazy and now I can have it! If you are reading this and haven't tried it yet, IT'S A MUST!
  2. MIMI T.
    I've been cooking this for my kid's birthday and holiday parties for 8 years now and it's always a big hit. Everyone looks forward to them each time. It's like a tradition now.
  3. RKEGV G.
    I have been making this soup for over 10 years. My family loves it, even 2/3 of my kids. I have one super picky eater. The only things that over the years I do differently, is I add fresh chopped parsley at the half and half stage and I also leave the well scrubbed skins on my potatoes. I rough chop everything. We love this all year round. I did add fresh crab a few years ago, my husband loved it. That was "his" pot. Lol. I don't personally care for seafood. Overall, I would completely recommend this soup. Easy, delicious. Easy to tweak with protein. We usually accompany it with salad and a crusty baguette. Enjoy!!
  4. Teetah0655
    This recipe was awesome so easy to make I used two cans of potatoes instead of raw potatoes and it was phenomenal tasted just like Mimi's
  5. Skooch
    What a great corn chowder - I loved every mouthful - I'll be making this often!


  1. Teetah0655
    This recipe was awesome so easy to make I used two cans of potatoes instead of raw potatoes and it was phenomenal tasted just like Mimi's


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