Full disclosure, I am in land locked Indiana so my Crab and Corn Chowder is made with canned crab! Now don’t turn your nose up at me yet, this is a soup that is delicious, and warms you up those chilly days!
I love chowders, probably because they are thick and hearty. More than a soup but less than a meal – it’s just how my brain works. Serve with a good bread or biscuits and no one walks away not satisfied.
I’m not gonna lie, I love my dutch oven so any excuse to use it I grab!
Now don’t get me wrong you can make this in any pot and it will turn out great! I do love to smell soup slow cooking all day on the stove, dutch oven or a big soup pot!
Crab and Corn Chowder
I know this chowder calls for canned crab and some may raise eyebrows. If you’re on the coast or have access to fresh crab by all means use it. But for those of us landlocked I’m always amazed the quality of seafood we can access. Because if I had to wait to eat seafood only when I visited the coast, well I would never get to eat seafood!
Crab and Corn Chowder
- 8 slices of bacon
- 1 medium onion diced
- 2 ribs diced celery
- 6 baby red potatoes petite diced
- 3-4 teaspoons Old Bay Seasonings
- 3 Tablespoons of butter
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons flour
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 10 ounce frozen corn
- 21 ounce can of lump crab meat drained
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Cut up bacon into bits and saute in your dutch oven or pan
- Once done, remove bacon from pan and add onion, celery and diced potatoes-cook for 3-5 minutes until tender
- Add butter and flour to pan with onion, celery and diced potatoes and combine gently cooking for 3-5 minutes, stirring, don't burn
- Add chicken broth, corn, crab meat, Old Bay and bacon to pan, gently stirring, cook till thickened
- Add heavy cream and serve
Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.
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