I have been writing a variety of recipes as of late, in how to reuse leftover chicken and/or ham to happily and enjoyably create a new meal that has no link to its precooked past. And since with my previous posts, I thought to add more delicious recipes and how to ideas on what to do with a ham.
Now one thing I have learned from my mother and was a famous quote by Dorothy Parker is that: "Eternity is two people and a ham". Now I couldn't agree more with Dorothy Parker or my mother. In fact this quote has been repeated by many other people, but I do believe that good 'ol Dorothy said it first - it sounds like her anyway if you are familiar with her work.
So you have a left over ham, now what!? Ham has become a wonderful way to affordably serve many people, and recently I noticed rather good prices in the stores for Ham and will probably pick one up next week. But as with all hams, I know I will have leftovers once I glaze that baby in the oven.
So as I mentioned the other day, I can easily make, egg omlettes with ham, quick quiche Leah, Split Pea Soup - which I made at the end of the 'ham's life', and spaghetti carbonara and chowder of some sort.
So today, I will share my Fresh Corn Chowder recipe:
Easy quick chowder idea for using up leftover ham and doing something with the corn you bought the other day since it was in season. Affordable meal goes a long way to feeding everyone nicely, served up with nice hearty garlic bread and a salad, and you have made yourself a meal to be remembered!
- 1/2 cup or more diced cooked ham
- 1 can of cream style corn (no. 2 can)
- 2-4 ears of fresh corn on the cob, with corn removed and 'milk' reserved
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 large onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves finely minced
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 1-2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
- 1 quart milk
- 2 tablespoons flour (optional thickener)
- 4 cups potatoes, skins removed and diced - keep in large bowl of water to prevent browning until ready to throw in soup pot
- 1/2 cup minced and drained of their juices pimento
- 3 tablespoons fresh parlsey chopped for garnish
- 2 tablespoons green onions/scallions for garnish and extra zing
- salt and pepper
- soup pot/stock pot
- could be done in slow cooker while first browning bacon, ham, onions and fresh corn.
- tablespoon or two of olive oil
- Either in stock pot, add olive oil to cool pot.
- Add bacon and onions and let saute and brown slightly and add garlic, diced ham and cook for two more minutes to heat through.
- Remove and drain from pot and set aside but reserve fat.
- Add one tablespoon of the bacon fat back into the pot and add drained fresh corn (remember to save the milk from the fresh corn - you can add it to the milk you will be adding)
- Cook corn till slightly browned, then if using flower to thicken soup, add flour now stirring it until absorbed.
- Add milk and stir in slowly.
- Add potatoes, and all other ingredients to the pot (except for green onions and parsley).
- Taste first, then add salt and pepper per your liking.
- Once at a boil, turn down heat and let cook for 30 minutes.
- Serve in pretty bowls and top with fresh garnishes of minced chives/green onions and parsley. Add some fresh cracked pepper to the top and serve it up.
- I grabbed photo from tesco.com but looks quote close to my version indeed, except for mine has larger pieces of potatoes and its missing fresh garnishes!
- Enjoy this affordable quick meal to feed your family fast and deliciously!