Small Batch Corn and Potato Chowder

Ingredients:

6 thick strips meaty Applewood smoked bacon, cut to 1 inch lengths, trim off some of the larger sections of fat
1 t olive oil
2 cups medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
2 (15 oz) cans creamed corn
1 (11 oz) can sweet corn, drained
4 cups red potatoes, skin on, chopped to fit on the spoon size chunks
2 cups whole or 2% milk
2 cups chicken stock, unsalted is always good, add salt later if you need to
2 T fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped
1 t thyme
6 drops Tabasco sauce
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
2 T butter
2 scant T flour
1/4 cup heavy cream Read More