This is a recipe post. But first I want to point you all over to Casey of Girl in the Poodle Shoes because I hung out with her last weekend, and it was an absolute blast, and she wrote all about it. So until I get around to writing my own re-cap, go check hers out! :)
I freaking love corn chowder. It's creamy, it's buttery, it's sweet, it's salty. Oh mama.
Of course it is decidedly un-healthy due to the aforementioned reasons. Luckily, Weight Watchers stepped in and created a more healthful and lower fat version that is pretty darn good. It may not completely take the place of delicious corn chowder in a bread bowl (hold me!) but it has satisfied my corn chowder cravings on more than one occasion.
Here's the recipe, taken from WeightWatchers.com:
1 medium Yukon gold (or yellow) potato
1 spray cooking spray
1/2 cup uncooked celery, chopped
1/4 cup uncooked onions, chopped (or one shallot, chopped)
4 pieces corn on the cob, kernels removed (or just some corn...really however much you want)
1 cup red pepper, diced
4 oz Canadian bacon, diced
2 cups fat free skim milk
salt & pepper
1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce, or to taste
1. Pierce potato in several places with a fork; microwave on high power
until tender, turning over once, about 8 minutes. Allow to cool; peel
and mash. *I've also done this without mashing and instead just cutting the potato into small pieces, leaving the skin on. It was equally tasty.
2. Meanwhile, coat a large saucepan with cooking spray. Add celery,
onion, corn and red pepper; sauté over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
3. Stir bacon and milk into saucepan; stir in mashed potato and mix
well. Season with salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce; stir to combine.
Cover and simmer 10 minutes (do not allow to boil). Yields about 1 1/2
cups per serving.
For 6 points a serving, that's not too shabby! Enjoy!