Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sausage Potato Chowder


Potato chowder of any type is really easy to make. I’ve come up with a simple way to make this soup that is not only yummy (according to my family) but simple and pretty quick and can be very flexible.
 

Here is my recipe..

4 lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed into bite size pieces
½ to 1 lb sausage (like Jimmy Dean type sausage)
1 medium onion, chopped
½ of a green pepper (or any other type.. red, yellow, orange)
1t minced garlic
2T olive oil
2 cups frozen corn (or 1 can of corn, drained)
Milk
2T butter
Salt & Pepper, to taste


Begin by chopping up your potatoes…



Put them in a 6qt soup pot and cover with water (the amount of water does not matter because it will be mostly drained off later, just add enough to cover the potatoes). Add about a teaspoon of salt..



Bring the potatoes to a boil and cook until they are fork tender, usually this takes about 15 to 20 minutes. While the potatoes are cooking chop up the onion and peppers (I used about 3 mini peppers that were red, yellow and orange). I also used ¾ of a pound of sausage…



Heat a large frying pan and add a little olive oil to the pan. Add your onions, peppers, garlic and sausage and cook until the sausage is no longer pink and the veggies are soft…



When the potatoes are done cooking carefully drain off most all of the water (a little at the bottom of the pot is just fine)…



Now add the cooked sausage and veggies…



Then add the corn (mine was corn that I froze from my garden)…



Gently stir it a couple of times…



Now add milk .. Add enough to cover the veggies slightly…



The amount of milk varies according to your tastes. If you like a real thick chowder add less milk.. the potatoes will break up and naturally thicken the soup. If you want more broth and soupy consistency.. add a little more. As you add the milk, stop and stir and see if you have enough or want to add more.

Add the butter and salt & pepper to taste and let the soup heat up on the stove to get nice and hot before serving…




The best part of this chowder is that you can substitute chicken, hamburger, kielbasa, or clams for the sausage to have any type of chowder you would like..

Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. Oh my! this looks so good, I will have to make it. I love that you have corn in it.

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  2. I have an abundance of potatoes and will have to make this. It sounds delicious!

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  3. I can't wait to try this one! looks delicious!

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  4. Nothing like a nice chowder to warm you right up. It looks good. Isn't garden fresh the best!

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  5. Looks yummy....I make it very similar to yours and I also use Mild italian sausage...Lisa

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