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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


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


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.