Sunday, January 8, 2012

Yummy... Old Mill Restaurant's Signature Corn Chowder

Have you ever eaten at the Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge Tennessee? They have this signature Corn Chowder that is out of this world! I first had this at a friend's house. She had purchased their chowder mix from the gift shop to make at home. I was instantly hooked! I immediately went home and did a search for a recipe. Here is what I found.... Corn Chowder recipe . I did add a can of green chilies for a little extra kick! A few times I have added some chicken for a more hearty soup. However you choose to make this recipe you won't be disappointed! But if you don't like to cook chowder then head on up to Tennessee...well up if you live below Tennessee!....for a genuine bowl of chowder goodness!


2 tablespoons butter , divided
3 cups onions , diced
3/4 cup crumbled unsalted oyster crackers
1/4 cup flour
2 cups water
1 cup clam juice ( You can find this on the top shelf  on the isle above the canned tuna )
2 cups chicken stock or 2 cups beef stock or 2 cups ham stock
3 cups potatoes , diced (I buy the frozen hash browns...not shredded)
2 cups frozen corn (defrosted)
1 green bell pepper , chopped
1 red bell pepper , chopped


  1. Mix liquids and 1 tablespoon butter, add potatoes and onions, cook until done.
  2. Mix cracker crumbs, flour and seasonings. Add to potato and onion mixture.
  3. Sauté chopped bell peppers in remaining butter till tender.
  4. Add to potato and onion mixture.
  5. Stir to mix well, bring to boil; add half and half and corn.
  6. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  7. *Seasonings are to taste. Taste often and add extra as desired.

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