Corn and Ham Chowder

Total Time:
40 min
10 min
30 min

4 servings


Slice the corn kernels off the cob and reserve the cobs. Heat 4 tablespoons butter in a large pot over high heat. Add the thyme, onion, celery, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and all but 1/2 cup each corn kernels and ham; cook 1 minute. Add the potatoes, corn cobs and 5 cups water. Cover and cook until the potatoes are very tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the reserved corn kernels and ham and cook until the ham is browned, about 6 minutes. Add the scallions and cook until softened, about 1 minute.

Remove the corn cobs from the soup and discard. Stir in the heavy cream and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with the corn-ham mixture.

Per serving: Calories 677; Fat 34 g (Saturated 19 g); Cholesterol 117 mg; Sodium 1,297 mg; Carbohydrate 79 g; Fiber 10 g; Protein 23 g

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos

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    Delicious and so simple. I used broth instead of water. I also added roasted green chilies that put it over the top. Float some homemade garlic croutons on top and people will be standing in line for seconds.
    Excellent! I would double the browned ham and corn garnish as well.
    I'll put in more ham next time. Also, I will double the browned ham and corn garnish, and put 1/2 in the soup and reserve the rest for a topping. It was so delicious, my picky family ate every last drop.
    I used chicken broth instead of water and like everyone else I thought the broth was thin. I used a spoon and smashed alot of the potatoes and let it sit and it actually thickened up. The flavor was very good. I will make it again over the summer when I have fresh corn (I used frozen but overall enjoyed this. Very nice supper with salad and warmed rolls.
    overall, a great soup. My only complaint was that the broth was too thin for my taste. Plus, the broth was a bit bland being that it is only water and heavy cream. But the flavors were good and I enjoyed it!
    Broth was a bit thin, would add more potatoes next time, but a good way to enjoy fresh corn.
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