How many times have you been to the restaurant and asked for this seafood chowder? Perhaps that is the most common thing one makes with chowder! But this time we will try something new and unique! Yes, we are talking about the cheddar potato chowder.
Making chowder is not that hard! After all, it is a thick soup packed with great taste! But before you begin some tips can certainly help you out! So let us begin with today's topic on chowder and how to make it right.
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What do you mean by a chowder?
If you are not aware of the concept of chowder then let us help you out a bit! That is fine if you are making it for the first time. A chowder is a rich and thick soup! The consistency of the chowder is what makes it so distinguished. You can make it a seafood dish, with chicken, or even with veggies!
When it comes to veggies though, you need some that are starchy like onion, celery, potatoes, and so on. There are several kinds of chowder that you will come across although we will be focusing on cheddar potato chowder in this article. Apart from that you will find seafood chowder, clam, corn, and chicken chowder too.
It does not matter much, what type of chowder you make! The process is more or less the same. Saute the bacon if you are adding some followed by sweating the veggies.
Finally, you can toss your meat into the pot and allow the chowder to simmer for a while.
Interesting fact- all chowder recipes that you will come across are soups but all soup recipes are not chowder.
What is the history and origin of chowder?
Nothing is known for specific but there are some theories and ideas which can help you to trace back to the roots of chowder. The Latin word caldera is used to define food that is warm and soupy! Some experts suggest that chowder may have originated from that. The French word cauldron could have also been the ancestor of chowder.
It is believed that chowder was cooked by fishermen in large cauldrons and pots while they were on ship! The soup mainly consisted of seafood, which the fishermen caught during the daytime. Over the years several varieties of chowder have shown up gradually.
The earliest recipe for chowder dates back to 1751 as it appeared in the famous Boston Evening Post. This recipe described chowder as a thick broth that was made in several layers like salt pork, biscuit, onions, fish, and so on.
How to make the chowder thick?
Sometimes it might happen that despite following the recipe right, your chowder may turn out thin and watery! Of course, you need to look for ways to make it thick because that is the true nature of a chowder. Some of these include adding roux, potatoes, or cornstarch! Let's learn more about it.
- Potato- since we are about to make potato chowder let us begin with them first. Acting as a natural thickener, potatoes can help you greatly to give a gorgeous consistency to your broth. Russet potatoes are mainly used for this purpose because they contain a high dose of starch.
- Roux or cornstarch- equal parts of flour mixed with fat like butter, oil bacon yields a roux which helps to thicken the soup. A cornstarch is used for similar purposes.
Here are some wonderful cheddar potato chowder recipes for you!
Rich and Delicious Cheddar Potato Chowder Recipes
There is no better way to begin your meal than this one!
Delicious, rich, and flavorful, you are definitely going to love it!
Packed with kielbasa, this soup is simply the best. So shall we then?
Here is another delightful chowder recipe that will make you crave more! The presence of cheddar cheese gives it a rich taste and thicker consistency too!
Ready in no time, you ought to indulge in its blissful taste! Thank you later.
Packed with bacon, you will surely enjoy this meaty treat! The gorgeous bacon chowder is very easy to make as long as you have this recipe to keep you company.
So tonight's dinner is sorted with this chowder in hand.
Yup, all you need are a few ingredients to come up with this gorgeous recipe! The potato chowder with cheddar is simply so wholesome!
Served with toasts, this is a warm and hearty meal to begin with! Good luck!
The combination of potato with chowder is extraordinary and you ought to try it out!
Gorgeous and rich, this is simply splendid and ready in a few seconds.
Sprinkled with herbs, the cheddar chowder will be the showstopper on the table.
Delicious, creamy, and rich, you are surely going to relish this dish! Thick, creamy, and topped with bacon, you are going to love it.
The combination of corn and potato is comforting and a must-have! Shall we then?
Well, there is no way you should miss out on the cheddar potato chowder! Packed with great flavors, you shall be smitten with every scoop!
Filling and warm, why not have them as a starter to your main course this afternoon?
Here is the coziest and creamiest bowl for you to relish! Thick, creamy, and gooey, you are surely going to love it!
The gorgeous baked chipotle cheddar sweet potato is very easy to make! So go ahead with it already.
If you find it hard to have broccoli otherwise then here is a soup for you to make.
Cheesy, rich, and creamy, you ought to indulge in its blissful taste! The gorgeous potato chowder is one of a kind.
Bored with the same old potato soup then go ahead with this wonderful treat right away!
Graceful and thick, you shall be smitten in every serving. Topped with herbs and bacon crumbs, this is one of a kind.
Creamy, comforting, and thick, you are going to like this one. Rich and utterly tempting, the cheddar broccoli potato soup is very easy for one to make.
Go for it already. Sprinkled with herbs, this is a warm delight.
Of course, you should not miss out on the roasted garlic cheddar soup!
Creamy, thick, and ready in no time, all we can say is that your dinner will be highly memorable as you engage in its blissful taste! So shall we?
Here is another version of the cheddar broccoli soup for you! We are sure you will enjoy its delicious and delightful taste!
The thick creamy texture is commendable and from kids to adults, no one will give up on their bowl.
Well, soup is the best way you can begin your meal! Light, creamy, and hearty, every sip will make you drool!
Healthy and filling, you might not even feel like moving ahead to the main course.
Of course, you can go ahead with the lovely cheddar potato chowder! Delicious, thick, and creamy, every sip of this soup will fill you with a sense of nostalgia and warmth!
No, we aren't exaggerating. Try on your own to find out.
If you like chicken in your soup then of course you must add some!
Here is a chowder with chicken, cheese, and potatoes and the outcome of this recipe is simply divine. Ready in no time, you will enjoy it!
Do you know what the specialty of this chowder is? The thick consistency and the creamy taste of the same!
If you want something rich and gooey to have with bread on the side then go ahead with this one already.
Ah, here is something gorgeous and remarkable indeed! Let's not forget about the hearty and tempting corn and cheddar cheese chowder!
Thick and luxurious, don't blame us if you drool. The recipe is here to help you out on this journey of making chowder.
19. Corn Chowder
Well, well, well! The cheddar chowder recipe is an all-time classic! So if you wish to get back the nostalgia of your childhood when you sipped on these soups during the holidays, don't forget to make it.
Let's try something unique with the recipe for potato and cheese chowder! Served with ham, you will surely enjoy this meaty treat!
Gorgeous and gooey, rest assured that the entire pot will be empty every time you make it.