Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Storm Provisions Corn Chowder

Storm Provisions Corn Chowder

This is an old time pantry recipe that harkebs back to the days when people had ice boxes; and most of their stored food did not require refrigeration. I like to collect recipes like this (along with the provisions) as storm provisions; actually in Los Angeles it called earthquake provisions. Just to be ready for when the big one hits, it's a good idea to keep canned potatoes and dried onions on hand. Meanwhile, it's a very tasty, quick and easy recipe to make when you're just in a hurry. And good for camping trips. I found this recipe in a facsimile of a 1920's cookbook published by Piggly Wiggley Market, I bought it at Columbia, an historic site in gold rush country in California.


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Place first 6 ingredients in a 3 quart sauce pan, and heat almost to a boil.

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Reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered until the potatoes are cooked through, about 15 minutes.

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Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.


  1. Boy this sounds so good. We all love corn too.

  2. We usually have everything on hand to make this but unfortunately didn't for the blizzard this past week. We were digging out all week. Today we have freezing fog and drizzle.


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