Friday, January 11, 2019

Everyday Dorie - Potato Chowder My Way

I've been a bit under the weather lately. I was tempted to pass on this recipe but I saw Mardi's picture on Instagram and thought I should get off the sofa and get it done, with a bit of help from my sous chef, Gary. While I've been sick Gary baked a ham (he did his best to keep me fed thru my illness) so I asked him to use the bone to make broth for the potato chowder. He not only boiled the bone, he defatted the broth and cubed some of the ham. Adrianna, over at Great Food 360, said she used parsnips in place of some of the potatoes in her recipe so I used parsnips and potatoes and carrots and then added a can of green beans. I also used leeks and onions and garlic. It was simple and quite delicious and just what my sore throat needed.

I have a troubled history with corn bread. I make it and its good. The problem is it almost always sticks to the pan. I know the secret is to get the pan hot, really hot before adding the cornbread batter but I guess I've never gotten it quite hot enough....until tonight. It was perfect except for a dime size spot right in the center. I accept that as cornbread's way of mocking me.

We're having a great time cooking through Everyday Dorie by Dorie Greenspan! Check it out here.

9 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better by now. That sounds like a great combination! The cornbread sounds good too.

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  2. Hope you get well soon. Lovely bowl of soup! A great idea with the addition of parsnip.

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  3. I'm so sorry you haven't been feeling well. I hope you feel better soon! Your soup sounds amazing and comforting!

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  4. hope you are feeling better, and i’m sure that soup was great! full of yummy stuff!

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  5. Get better Guyla !!!!! Hope you are back to 100% soon. OOH cornbread sounds amazing with your soup combo ! Yum. Love the ingredients you used and hearing about what Gary did in the kitchen to help out. #TeamWork

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  6. This soup is restorative. I gave mine away to a friend who just returned home from the hospital. Hope you feel better.

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  7. I hope you are feeling better.
    Your hammy version sounds delicious!

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  8. Can Gary visit my house for a spell? Sound like he was a great nurse-in-chief. Your Chowder was definitely "your way" and looked delicious. Really, I think Dorie gave us the leeway to do anything we wished once we had the basic ingredients in place. Hope you are better and glad that her soup helped. PS My cornbread has never stuck to the pan but has never been very good either!?!

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