Recipes Potato Chowder Potato Chowder

A potato chowder is an excellent choice when looking for a healthy, nutritious and delicious meal to prepare. Highly recommended when you have invited friends to come over at your house, they will love you even more!

 Recipes: Potato chowder

Ingredients (Serves 4 people)

3 strips of bacon

1/2 cup of white chopped onion

2 cups of diced, raw potatoes

2 sliced carrots

2 cups of boiling water

1 tablespoon of salt

1 teaspoon of white pepper

1 teaspoon of chili powder

1 tablespoon of fresh thyme

2 tablespoons of flour

2 cups of low-fat milk

Preparation

In a big saucepan, fry bacon strips in medium heat for about 3 minutes, until they become crispy. Remove the bacon strips set them aside. Add the onions and fry for about 2 minutes. Then, add the potatoes, the carrots, the water and  half of the salt. Cover and cook for about 9 minutes, until the veggies become tender. Add the rest of the salt as well as the white pepper and the chili powder.  In a bowl, add the flour and half the milk. Blend well together for a minute. Add the rest of the milk to the vegetable mixture  and stir well for 2 minutes. Heat  until the mixture thickens (2-3 minutes). Cut the bacon in small cubes and spray it all over the soup.

Notes

If you want more intense flavor, you can substitute  the chicken broth for the water and you can also substitute the milk for heavy cream. Fresh corn can also help in that direction. Carrots can be replaced with celery sticks, finely chopped. 1 tablespoon of  fresh rosemary can also be a great addition for those who are fans of herbs;  fresh rosemary blends wonderfully with  fresh thyme anyway. Serve immediately; potato chowder does not usually taste very good the next day.