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Corn chowder

A great winter lunch or evening meal idea, this quick and easy chowder can be whipped up in under half an hour! Kids will love the sweet corn flavour too.
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 rashers lean bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme, chopped (optional)
  • 1 can cream style corn
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
Method
  1. 1. Heat the oil in a large pot over a medium heat. Add onion, celery and bacon.
  2. 2. Cook for three minutes or until onion is clear, stirring frequently.
  3. 3. Stir in flour and cook for one minute.
  4. 4. Stir in milk, frozen corn, thyme, cream style corn and salt.
  5. 5. Bring to the boil and cook until thick (about five minutes).
  6. 6. Sprinkle with cracked pepper and serve with warm crusty bread.
Notes
For a vegetarian option, remove the bacon.

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