Mimi’s Cafe Corn Chowder

recipes May 10, 2011 0 Comments

This corn chowder is one of my all time favorites and is my usual at Mimi’s Cafe. I liked it so much that I needed to be able to make it for myself and after several hours of searching found a recipe that came very close and all I needed to do was adjust it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) butter
  • 6 tbsp (90 ml) chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) diced celery
  • 2-1/2 cups (600 ml) hot water
  • 2 cups (475 ml) cubed peeled boiling potatoes, 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 cups (700 ml) frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) salt
  • dash white pepper
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) flour
  • 1 quart (950 ml) half and half cream


Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery and saute 5 minutes until soft but not brown. Add water, potatoes, corn, sugar, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until potatoes are barely tender, about 30 minutes. Whisk flour into 1 cup (225 ml) half and half. Stir into soup. Add remaining 3 cups (700 ml) half and half and simmer until soup has thickened to creamy consistency, about 15 minutes. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if needed. If too thick, add milk; if too thin, simmer 5 to 10 more minutes.