Monday, February 9, 2009

Mimi's Cafe Corn Chowder

I love this soup! I order this almost every time I go to Mimi's Cafe (or I should say everytime I went, seeing as there isn't one in Michigan). This recipe used to be listed on their website, but it's no longer there, so I'm glad I copied it before they took it down.

4 Tbsp butter or margarine
6 Tbsp onion, chopped
3/4 cup celery, diced
2 1/2 cups hot water
2 cups raw potato, peeled and cut in 1/2" cubes
1 quart Half & Half
3 cups frozen corn, thawed
2 Tbsps sugar
2 tsps salt
1 pinch white pepper
3 Tbsps flour

Melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat, then 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 the Half & Half, and stir into the soup. Add the remaining 3 cups of Half & Half. Simmer for about 15 minutes until the soup has thickened to a creamy consistency. If needed, add additional salt and pepper to taste. To thin soup add milk; to make it thicker, simmer another 5-10 minutes. Yields 2 1/2 quarts.


The Russells said...

Made this tonight for dinner and it was super yummy! Found your blog just blog~hoppin' and so gald I did! I posted this recipe on my recipe blog giving you full credit if that's ok! Thanks for sharing and look forward to trying so many more! Have a great night!

Christie said...

I am excited to try this, Alvs--is it the same one that you made while rooming together?