Today’s Tasty Tidbit: Easy Corn Chowder

So here’s one of those super easy things to whip together for a time when you are needing some comfort food.  If you are a purist, then just use the “regular” items in your pantry, but this is super quick for when you need to put something together without much time. 

Easy Corn Chowder

1 bag frozen O’Brien potatoes

2 cups frozen corn

1 can cream of corn

1 large onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups cubed ham

2 stalks celery, chopped

3 peeled carrot, sliced

Chicken stock

1 can evaporated milk

In a large soup pot or dutch oven, saute onions and celery until the onions are nearly transparent.  I like to use a mixture of extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil to saute.  Add carrots, garlic, and frozen potatoes.  Cover and cook until potatoes begin to thaw.  Stir the veggies frequently so they don’t scorch or stick.  Add both types of corn and stock.  Simmer until all veggies are soft.  I usually use about 8 cups of stock.  Remove about 2 cups of the veggies, and gently mash them.  Return to the pot and add the ham and milk.  Heat throughout and season as needed.