Irena’s Corn Chowder

I have fond memories of my mother Irena’s corn chowder, the ultimate comfort food on a cold day. Although I grew up in Roswell, New Mexico and there were few cold days, when you ate this corn chowder, you dreamed of a cold day!  My mother grew up during the Depression and WWII in rural Ohio so she learned many recipes using Spam, such as her Mexican spaghetti which I will share….another day!

1 chopped onion
1 can of Spam (or leftover ham) cubed
1 can of creamed corn
1 can of kernel corn, drained
3-4 potatoes peeled and cubed
2 c. milk

Saute the Spam (ham) sprinkled generously with paprika. Add onions and continue to saute until onions are translucent.  Add the corn and potatoes. Add about 2 c. of water to cover. Bring to boil and simmer until the potatoes are tender. Add the milk and continue simmering until the smell in your house overpowers you to do something about it–eat your corn chowder. You deserve it!

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