12.17.2008

RECIPE: Potato Corn Soup (lower fat)

I've never had the perfect "go to" soup recipe....until this one. My friend Krista sent it to me and I think I'm in love. I've made it three times in the past month. And since there's bacon involved, my husband loves it too. The only fat in the soup is a couple Tbls of bacon grease; but no added cream or butter. So don't feel bad indulging in this bowl. Of course it's even yummier with homemade bread.

POTATO CORN SOUP
6 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/3 cup flour (if soup is too runny when you're done, add more flour to a small amount of water and then add to the soup)
2 cans (14 oz each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 medium-sized Red potatoes (diced into small cubes)
1 package frozen corn kernels (sweet white corn is best)
1/2 tsp dried Thyme
1 cup milk
salt and ground pepper

In a large pot, cook bacon over medium-low, stirring occasionally, until crisp (8-10 min). Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. You will use the left-over grease for the soup. Since fat content varies with bacon brands, you'll only need appx 2 Tbl of the grease for the soup. Additional grease beyond that can be discarded.

Add flour to the bacon grease, stirring constantly for 30 seconds. Add broth and potato, bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Cook till potato is tender, stirring regularly (about 7-8 min; potatoes taste best when slightly al dente and will continue to cook as you add the remaining ingredients). Add corn, thyme, and milk. Bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes, stirring regularly. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with bacon.

11 comments:

Jean said...

Mmm, this looks delicious!! I just ate some corn chowder at that sourdough bakery restaurant in California Adventure today. Now I'm all hankering for corn chowder. :-)

Sara said...

yum. that sounds so good right now with all the cold weather.

Kizzycakes said...

did somebody say bacon? i'm totally making this today. thanks for the recipe!

Super Kate said...

I almost didn't read your recipe cause they are always so fatty, but I'm bored so I thought I'd check it anyway. I'm so glad I did, it's my favorite soup and to get one without butter and cream is a dream.
thanks chicky!

Joe and Marci said...

There's nothing better then a good bowl of soup on a cold winter's day. Thanks for the recipe!

sachia said...

Are you taking these photos? Cuz if ya are you have ANOTHER amazing talent! Really really cool and soup looks great! Love soup in this kindof weather. :)

Erica said...

I had no idea the soup was low-fat, it was too good to be healthy!! I WILL make it again, thanks!!

Nat said...

It definitely is the perfect (SoCal) weather for soup right now...sounds so yummy. I just drooled on the keyboard...

megan said...

gonna have to try this one! and how did you get the background of your photo white like that? I have so much to learn from you :-)

Diane and Andrew said...

DELICIOUS!

debra said...

I just realized that I haven't commented to tell you that I've made this multiple times and it is a new favorite in my house! My girls ask for it all the time, and I also made it for my sisters bridal shower (we had different soups served in soup bowls) and sent almost everyone home with the link to your blog! Hope you don't mind!!!