Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Potato Chowder

I really wanted some potato soup but the kiddos wanted no part of my dinner suggestion. So I decided on the next best thing, Potato Chowder. It is creamy, potatoey, sausagey, this last ingredient sold them. We ate our chowder with crackers but a good crusty bread or cornbread would be great too. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek. I promise that soup is not all we have been eating, love it on cool days though...

5 pounds of red potatoes-peeled and chopped
5 celery stalks-peeled and chopped
4 carrots-peeled and chopped
2 pounds skinless polish sausage-sliced into 1/4 thick pieces
1 yellow onion-peeled and chopped
Enough water to cover veggies
3 cups whole milk or soy milk
2 T Cornstarch mixed into 1 cup of milk from above 3 cups
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a large soup pot add enough oil to coat bottom, then add your onion, celery, and sausage. Cook until sausage is slightly brown and onions soften. Now add in your carrots and potatoes and cover with water. I add my salt and pepper now. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. Add your milk and bring almost to a boil, now add in the milk in which you have added your cornstarch and stir. Chowder will begin to thicken up, serve.