Corn Chowder

A delicious chowder for today. A delicious soup and very easy to make. I discovered it in the United States. I love American chowders. They are really rewarding. I think we should use spoons much more. You know what I mean. Talking about spoons, I love those round bowl soup spoons. I had never seen them till I came to the States. They are really good. But let’s make our Corn Chowder


Some extra virgin olive oil
½ chopped onion
½ chopped carrot
2 tablespoons chopped bacon
2 tablespoons chopped ham
½ cup chopped celery
½ cup frozen corn
1 potato, peeled and diced
2 bay leaves
½ teaspoon paprika
½ liter milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teasponn parsley

First we will put some oil in a pan and let it heat. Once is hot enough, we will put the bacon, the ham, the onion and the carrot in the pan. We will cook it for a couple of minutes. Then we will add the celery, the corn, the potato, the bay leaves and the paprika. The next step is adding one cup of water and bring it to a boil. Cook gently, with the lid on, for about ten minutes or till the potatoes are almost done. We should stir it from time to time.
Now, in a container, we will mix the milk with the cornstarch. Once it is well mixed, we will add it to the pan little by little. It is important to keep on stirring. Keep on adding the milk, but little by little and stirring. Bring to a gentle boil and remove from the fire.
Add some salt and pepper to taste.
And finally, add the thyme and the parsley and serve.