Sweetcorn chowder

    15 min

    Keep your storecupboard stocked with cans of sweetcorn and new potatoes to whip up this comforting soup at a moment's notice. Parma ham or grilled bacon give it an excellent smoky flavour.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 chopped onion
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 418g can creamed sweetcorn
    • 300g can new potatoes
    • 300ml chicken stock
    • 150ml semi-skimmed milk
    • 85g diced Parma ham or grilled bacon
    • soured cream
    • smoked paprika

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Fry 1 chopped onion in 2 tbsp olive oil in a large pan for about 5 minutes to soften. Add a 418g can creamed sweetcorn, 300g can new potatoes, drained and diced, 300ml chicken stock, made with stock cubes, and 150ml semi-skimmed milk. Season. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, then add 85g diced Parma ham or grilled bacon. Ladle into bowls, add a dollop of soured cream to each and sprinkle with smoked paprika to serve.

    …cooking tip

    If you only have ordinary sweetcorn, you can just put it into a blender and whiz for 2 minutes.

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     -  20 Feb 2011