Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Creamy Corn Soup

RileyAdamsFoodBlogPostpic_thumb_thumb[3]I absolutely love it when I can pretend it’s not winter anymore!

All this week, the temperatures have been in the upper 60s. Ahh. I had short sleeves on, sat in the backyard for a little sun/vitamin D time, and had all the windows open in the house. It wasn’t February…not in my fantasyland, anyway. Maybe it was April. Or even May!

To continue in my delusion, I toyed with the idea of doing a tomato-related recipe. But even in my pretending, I couldn’t pretend a tomato that didn’t look anemic…and they all look that way right now.

So I decided to do a corn recipe. We can pretend it’s made with summer corn, right out of the farmers’ market. But it looks just as good with frozen corn, which is what I used. And, when the weather turns, (as I’m sure it will soon), soup will hit the spot on a chilly day.

IMG_20110215_132442Creamy Corn Soup

2 cups frozen corn, cooked
1/4 cup flour
bacon drippings
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream (or half and half)
1/4 cup minced onion
2 t salt
1/2 t ground pepper
3 strips bacon (reserve the grease after cooking)
1 clove minced garlic

Cook the bacon, pouring the grease into a pan after cooking. Cook the onion and garlic in the bacon drippings, adding in the flour. Whisk in the milk and the heavy cream or half and half. Add the cooked corn, salt, and pepper. Stir for 10 minutes or until thick. Serve with crumbled bacon on the top.

As a note—I did try to make this a bit healthier before and just have 3 cups of milk instead of any cream. But honestly, I missed the cream. Your mileage may differ, though! And I’m sure a vegetarian version of this, minus the bacon, would be yummy, too!

Hope you’ll enjoy… :)

Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig


  1. With the warmer weather, we've been talking about garden preparations. This sounds like a great recipe to usher spring in.

    Thoughts in Progress

  2. Corn chowder! Perfect dish to keep us warm during the last throes of winter while reminding us that spring is just around the corner. Sounds delicious, Elizabeth!

  3. Corn chowder is one of my favorite soups close 2nd is clam chowder. This recipe is simple yet sounds really good. Thanks for sharing Elizabeth. It was nice to see the Bacon :).

  4. Mason--I have to be forced not to go to the nursery when it's this warm! Otherwise I buy plants that shouldn't be planted yet. Because I *know* it'll get cold again--it's February!

    Wendy--It sort of even looks springy in the bowl. I'm so glad I found my camera!

    ~ Babs ~I wouldn't have disappointed you by leaving out the bacon! :)

  5. Yummy without bacon???

    Milk instead of cream???

    Be bold, stand by your convictions and walk up stairs instead.

  6. Ooh, yum! This one looks so nice and easy. Can't wait to give it a whirl!

  7. Corn and bacon? That combo cannot be resisted. I have both, so guess what?

    Thanks, Elizabeth.

  8. A Year on the Grill--Dave, you are SO right! Absolutely right. What *is* yummy, without bacon? Milk instead of cream? I've had a mild stroke. :)

    Julie--It's very easy and the longest part is the stirring. And even that's not bad. :)

    MJ--It's one of those recipes where I usually have all the stuff already in the fridge and pantry. :)

  9. Elizabeth, Anything with bacon, right? LOL


  10. Looks delicious...and our weather hasn't turned yet, so it's perfect!

  11. Avery--It seems to be a running theme... :)

    Erika--Hope it will soon, though. Can't wait for spring!

  12. This is really similar to my corn-potato chowder. Only difference is fry the corn kernels with your onions in the bacon grease to cook/thaw them; then add to potatoes. Then add cream/milk and butter and lots of pepper. I use a hand held potato masher to mush up the potatoes for a soup texture.

  13. Elizabeth, this is making me very hungry. Corn and bacon, mmmmmm!

    ~ Krista

  14. Shel--I like the idea of frying the kernels. And the potatoes...mmm!

    Krista--I'm hungry again, too! Seems to be a common theme for me lately. :)

  15. Lovely dish! And I'm with you on the spring weather - bring it on! :) Cheers!

    ~ Cleo