This Ham and Corn Chowder offers delightful comfort and warmth! Picture a creamy soup base, tender potatoes, sweet juicy corn, and crispy golden-brown ham – an utterly irresistible combination that will soothe your soul. Just imagine returning home to this!
It’s the 27th of December, a mere 2 days after Christmas. I’d venture to guess that countless households worldwide are enjoying ham for lunch. Of course, you could assemble a ham sandwich with fresh bread (hooray for open shops today!) or create a frittata using other remnants from your Christmas Day feast.
However, why not try something a bit unique and whip up this chowder?
I firmly believe that for a soup to qualify as a meal, it must possess substantial character. This soup takes it to the next level. It’s hearty, rich, and wonderfully thick – all without the need for cream! It’s the kind of soup that can easily be bulked up with additional vegetables (frozen diced ones work wonders!) or other leftover meats (imagine turkey and chicken leftovers!).
At first glance, you might have mistaken the photo for bacon! But no, there’s not a shred of bacon in sight. Truth be told, when you pan-fry the ham and get it beautifully crispy, it may make you wonder why you don’t cook with ham more often. It delivers all the flavor but with a healthier twist!
To wrap things up, I must reluctantly announce… I’ve depleted my supply of leftover Christmas ham! A twinge of sadness accompanied the use of the last morsels for this recipe, as it seems to mark the end of Christmas festivities… and the anticipation of waiting another 363 days until the next one.