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Old 01-27-2009, 04:09 PM   #1
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not-so-homemade corn chowder...

I've got two cans of Corn Chowder that I'd like to personalize/make better...suggestions as to what I could add to make it special?

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Old 01-27-2009, 04:14 PM   #2
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BACON!!!! fry it up crisp.. crumble and toss in.
then in the bacon fat, saute some onion and some chili peppers.. if you want a little spice, jalapeno, mild, pablano peppers. Make sure to add some bell rouge pepper to help hold the sweetness level.
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:28 PM   #3
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That is an idea....I can buy cooked bacon can't I? I'm electric skillet cooking all of my meals - and I only have one so I can only prepare one dish at a time...and if the soup is in it, you follow...?

I also realized I have imitation crab.....how does that cook up?
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some shrimp or a can of crabmeat. I love Crab/Corn Chowder. a few chiles or a dash of hot sauce will pep it up.

some sauteed red peppers will add color.
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How can I cook imatation crab meat? Saute it? Or could simply adding it to the soup while cooking, cook it enough?
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That is an idea....I can buy cooked bacon can't I? I'm electric skillet cooking all of my meals - and I only have one so I can only prepare one dish at a time...and if the soup is in it, you follow...?

I also realized I have imitation crab.....how does that cook up?
Those Bacon Bits you buy in the tin? That doesn't taste like real bacon to me, plus you miss the dab of bacon fat that clings to freshly cooked bacon and adds aroma and flavor.

Don't get me started on imitation crab! There's so much hfcs in it I get hives from one bite! I'd say leave it plain rather than add that. But truly, a bit of freshly chopped and sauteed onion, celery and pepper, either green or red, will add MUCH to your canned corn chowder. No meat is necessary.
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Those Bacon Bits you buy in the tin? That doesn't taste like real bacon to me, plus you miss the dab of bacon fat that clings to freshly cooked bacon and adds aroma and flavor.

Don't get me started on imitation crab! There's so much hfcs in it I get hives from one bite! I'd say leave it plain rather than add that. But truly, a bit of freshly chopped and sauteed onion, celery and pepper, either green or red, will add MUCH to your canned corn chowder. No meat is necessary.
You know, maybe I'll just grab a can of crab meat (non-imatation) and some cooked bacon.

Should I skimp on the bacon and get Bac-ohs?
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:30 PM   #8
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Please buy real bacon or turkey bacon if you must, I beg you.

To dress up a corn chowder in the can, I would saute some chopped onion with chopped bacon (2 -3 slices) and maybe add one small potato cut into cubes. Add some white cheddar on top or some cream. Delish.
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If you only have the electric skillet, cook your bacon first, take out some of the bacon grease leaving a little for flavor, add you chowder heat through plate it add the crisp bacon and enjoy

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Old 01-27-2009, 06:14 PM   #10
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I always put bacon in my corn chowder too! In fact, that was last night's dinner lol
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