Corn chowder with garlic croûtons

Corn chowder with garlic croûtons

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Warming, tasty, filling - just ideal when friends or family pop round unannounced

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal395
  • fat17g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre4g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.73g
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Ingredients

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 stick celery, chopped
    Celery

    Celery

    sell-er-ee

    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 1 small green pepper, deseeded and cubed
  • 1 large potato, cubed
    Potato

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 600ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 300g can sweetcorn, drained and rinsed
    Sweetcorn

    Sweetcorn

    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • few drops Tabasco sauce
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives, to serve

For the croutons

  • 2 thick slices bread, crusts removed and cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

Method

  1. Heat butter in a pan, then cook onion, garlic, celery, pepper and potato for 5 mins. Stir in milk and stock, bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 mins. Stir in corn, cook for 3 mins, then add Tabasco and seasoning.

  2. For the croûtons, place the bread in a bowl with the garlic, oil and some salt, toss well. Heat a non-stick pan, then gently cook cubes until golden and crisp. Serve the soup topped with the chives and croûtons.

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flauffy
29th Aug, 2019
4.05
So easy to put together, just a bit of chopping, throw in the pan and done! It was really tasty too, can't say I'm a sweetcorn superfan, in fact I made it more for my husband. But it was hearty, with a good amount of veg and yummy croutons.
raymondo
14th Feb, 2008
We were a little disappointed with the flavour and will try it again using chicken stock.
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