Potato Bacon Chowder

Originally posted by Jess – March 13, 2015imageFor those of you that are looking for ideas for what to do with the bacon ends, might I humbly suggest a Potato Bacon Chowder!  I started sautéing about 1/4 cup of diced bacon ends in a pot before adding about a cup of chopped onion.



 When the bacon ends were crispy and the onion was tender, I tossed in some washed cubed potatoes (about 3 cups), 3 cups of chicken broth, and a can of evaporated milk (my Nana’s suggestion, based on her Corn Chowder recipe- in retrospect I’m wishing I substituted with cream).  


 All bubbled at a slow simmer with frequent stirring until the potatoes were tender.  After a taste I decided to add in a bit of frozen Springdell corn to give it a bit of sweetness.  Once the corn was heated through, Chowdah was in progress!  It’s not the most attractive dish, but it was pretty good!  


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About Jess

Jess Anderson is the creator of CSA|365 and is passionate about the local food movement. A long time member of Springdell and a busy mother of two, Jess loves keeping her family fed by honest local food.