Yum! Must make this while there still is lots of fresh, sweet corn at the market.
With abundance of fresh corn to feed my corn addiction, a couple of weeks ago I felt like cooking some nice corn chowder. The weather was still too hot for such a heavy soup, so I came up with a lighter version for it.
I substituted the regular potatoes with sweet potatoes, and the heavy cream with milk and half and half. I used only a small amount of flour and thickened the chowder mainly by processing part of it in a blender. The result was indeed much lighter than most chowders, but it was still not a summery soup by all means. The solution was to up the AC to almost freezing temperature and to pretend it’s already fall and not the middle of summer – and it worked!
Now that the weather seems to be getting a bit cooler, I’ll be making this tasty chowder again. The colors…
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