Sunday, March 6, 2011

Corn Chowder

Source: Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker (modified by Aimee)
Makes 4 servings

oil for frying
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
4 cups (32 oz) vegetable broth (no MSG)
1 large Yukon Gold potato, diced
3 cups frozen corn
1 small green pepper, seeded & chopped
salt & pepper to taste
optional: chopped tomato to top
optional: fresh herbs to top (chives, parsley, etc)

1. Heat oil in skillet. Add onion & celery; saute about 5 minutes & transfer to slow cooker. Add broth, potato, corn, & green pepper. Cover & cook on low 6 hours.
2. Ladle batches of soup into food processor & blend until smooth; transfer to large pot. Repeat until all of the soup is pureed. Stir together, season with salt & pepper, & simmer on low until ready to serve. Ladle into bowls & tops with optional ingredients.

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