Subject: Potato Chowder?
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 18:02:36 -0400
I haven't managed to find a potato chowder recipe I'm happy with...I'm
looking for a good, hefty chowder, preferably vegetarian (but I can
vegetarian-ify most anything). Anyone have any suggestions?
From: J. Helman
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 13:02:12 -0400
Something my mother, born and raised in New England where chowder can be
found almost everywhere, once told me when I mentioned making
"There's no such thing as potato chowder. ALL chowders have potatoes in
Now, Mom was not the world's greatest authority on everything, but that
may be why you can't find a recipe for something called "potato
From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 24 Oct 2001 17:22:39 GMT
J. Helman wrote:
>There's no such thing as potato chowder.
Hmmmm. . . .
2 strips bacon
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 cups diced raw potatoes
1/2 cup sliced fresh carrots
2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground sage
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
Fry bacon until crisp in a saucepan large enough for making soup. Remove bacon.
Add onion and sauté until limp. Add potatoes, carrots, boiling water and salt.
Cover and cook until vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add seasonings.
Blend flour with 1/4 cup of milk and add with the remaining milk to the
vegetable mixture, stirring constantly. Heat until slightly thickened. Crumble
bacon and sprinkle over the soup.
House & Garden
(email@example.com ) from Pittsburgh, PA on 06/26/01
This was an extremely good basic potato chowder recipe. Being an impoverished
college student w/ no bacon, I omitted it, and cooked the onions in butter. I
also added a little garlic, instead of the sage. Additionally, I increased the
flour by 1-2 tablespoons, and mashed some of the potatoes w/ a fork to thicken
the soup. Will definitely make again!
monika ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) from phoenix, az on 01/31/01
this was just the kind of recipe i was looking for.. i did make a couple
changes, such as chicken broth instead of water, added canned corn
(drained),used evaporated milk along with the milk, you can also add cooked
chicken - cut in bite sized chunks..
A Cook from Seattle, WA on 02/24/00
This is a wonderful hearty soup. I added some celery and used fresh parsely
instead of dried. This would also make an excellent clam chowder with the
addition of clams. Great with some warm sourdough bread.
Debbie ( email@example.com ) from Hilltown, PA on 02/17/00
Very good for a cold February day, but I did make a few changes. Not having any
carrots, and since celery is somewhat of a standard item in chowder, I made a
substitution. I chopped the raw bacon and added the onion and celery to the pot
before it was quite finished cooking. I wanted to cook the bacon in with the
rest of the chowder, and since cooking it with the vegetables kind of precluded
removing it, I did. I substituted light cream for 1/2 cup of the milk and added
a dollop of cooking Sherry. My husband loved it and so did I.
A Cook from Middletown, NJ on 12/18/99
A great soup that can be prepared in a flash. I also used chicken broth for
more flavor, and in place of the milk I used soy "milk". Don't use the fat free
version though! The result was a rich, creamy soup which no one would suspect
was made with soy! For a little more pizzaz add lots of fresh ground black
Simone ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) from Pleasanton, CA on 01/28/99
I added a leek and a stalk of celery chopped right befor the onion was
transparent. I also added 2 cups of low sodium, fat free chicken broth to that
mixture, let it boil and then added the remaining vegetables. I used rosemary
instead of sage and 1/2 and 1/2 instead of milk. This was one of the best
potato chowders I have ever made or eaten. Wow, my boyfriend finished the whole
Debbie ( email@example.com ) from Winfield, Illinois on 01/14/99
I boiled the vegetables in water and chicken bouillon cubes, plus added 1 stalk
chopped celery and 1 chopped and cleaned leek to the sauteed onions. This
recipe was "to die for" and all of my friends are making it by the dutch oven
From: J. Helman
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 13:47:21 -0400
> POTATO CHOWDER
> (recipe and reviews snipped)
Hey, like I said, Mom wasn't the world's greatest authority on
everything (although, God rest her soul, she liked to think she was)