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Farmers' Market Corn Chowder with Ham

We first made this about four years ago and made it again for lunch last Sunday.... delicious!

Serves 4

Ingredients:

3 slices of bacon, chopped into 1/2" pieces
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup of 1/2" diced potato
2 cups water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 bay leaf
2/3 cup diced ham
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup half & half, and 1/2 cup milk, heated
2 cups whole kernel corn - 6 ears, cooked and sliced off of cob
(We used bi-color from Dad's that we cut, bag and freeze every summer)
Chopped parsley for garnish

Preparation:

Cook bacon until nice and crispy, then add onion, bell pepper and celery and sauté until cooked, but not over-done. Add water, potatoes, salt, pepper, paprika and bay leaf, and simmer for about 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Stir in flour and 1/2 cup of milk, and bring to a boil, and then add heated half and half and milk.  Stirring, add corn and ham, and simmer on low to heat through, but not to a boil. Garnish with chopped parsley. 

For a Sunday lunch it paired with a Chenin Blanc.