Source: America's Favorite Food Associations

Creamy Fresh Corn Chowder
For a vegetarian version of this chowder, omit the diced ham.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


3 ears fresh Supersweet corn, shucked
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup onion, chopped
3 cups milk
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups potatoes, diced peeled
3/4 cup ham, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cut kernels from cobs by holding each ear upright on the wide end and using a sharp knife; reserve kernels and the cobs. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in onion; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. In a bowl, thoroughly combine milk with flour. Stir into saucepan; add potatoes, ham and reserved corn cobs. Cook, covered over very low heat, until soup is thickened slightly and potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard cobs; add reserved corn kernels, salt and pepper; simmer until hot, about 5 minutes.

YIELD: 6 cups