- 24 ounces red potato, diced
- 1 (16-ounce) package frozen corn
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup heavy cream (the picture shows skim milk, but I actually used half+half)
Stars: 1. The reason that this is the easiest chowder you've ever made is that is has almost no real, fresh ingredients in it. For example, instead of onions, it calls for onion powder. Instead of garlic, it calls for garlic powder. It uses frozen corn, WAY too much chicken stock, and no meat or anything else that adds any depth of flavor. It also isn't actually chowder, it's soup.
As you can see with all of the appliances and dishes in the picture below, we tried really hard to salvage this meal. We pulled out small cups and tried blending, mashing, adding various seasonings, flour, cornstarch, milk, more half and half... you name it, we tried it. And it stubbornly refused to become anything other than starchy corn water. And so, we got a pizza for dinner instead.