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Depression Era Corn Chowder Recipe

Depression Era Corn Chowder Recipe

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How To Make Depression Era Corn Chowder

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Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 60 minutes



  • 3 cups of corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 medium-sized onion, diced
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pot.

  2. Add the diced onion to the pot and cook until translucent.

  3. Add the corn kernels and diced potatoes to the pot and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Pour in the milk and broth, then bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook for 30-40 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

  5. Using a potato masher or immersion blender, partially blend the chowder to create a creamy texture while still leaving some chunks of corn and potatoes. Alternatively, you can remove a portion of the chowder and blend it separately, then return it to the pot.

  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot, garnished with the crispy bacon.


  • Calories : 320kcal
  • Total Fat : 12g
  • Saturated Fat : 4g
  • Cholesterol : 20mg
  • Sodium : 800mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 45g
  • Dietary Fiber : 6g
  • Sugar : 10g
  • Protein : 12g
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