Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

Our extended CSA winter share was coming to an end along with all the wonderful sweet potatoes we got in our boxes.  When I was a child I was convinced I hated sweet potatoes except for the sweet potato puffs we had for Thanksgiving.  I never make those anymore but I have come to really appreciate sweet potatoes and their versatility.

This recipe is for a hearty winter soup which features sweet potatoes.

Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed   
1 tablespoon oil (sunflower oil which we get from our CSA farm is good)                                     
12 oz. frozen corn kernels, thawed               

Remove the bay leaf. Stir in the corn kernels and sweet potatoes.  Return to a simmer and check for seasonings.  Sprinkle with the parsley.
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Note:  You could also add some chopped bacon (2-3 slices) to the pan when sauteeing the celery and onion.  Another possibility would be to add some chopped leftover ham to the soup when adding the corn and sweet potatoes.