Kitchen Witchery - Comforting Chowder



A creamy, comforting and tasty ham and potato corn chowder that is pure bliss in a bowl! This recipe makes a lot - so you can freeze for a later time or share with friends and family!


If you wish to make it vegetarian friendly, just omit the ham, bacon, and use dairy free milk.


Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter

1 onion, diced - protection & banishing

5 carrots, diced - see things more clearly, fertility

4 stalks celery, diced - lust, cleansing, psychic powers & concentration

3 cloves garlic, chopped - can be used to suck up negative energy

2 teaspoon thyme, chopped - protection, courage and strength

2 tablespoons parsley, chopped - protection, purification, lust, fertility

2 teaspoons chives, chopped - protection, divinatition, banishing hexes, love, warding negativity and disease

1/2 cup flour (or a gluten free version - Pamela's is a great option)

4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth

4 cups milk - you can use almond if you prefer dairy free milk

8 white or red potatoes, diced small and optionally peeled - it is said the first voodoo dolls were carved from potatoes. Can be used in poppet magick/image-magick

10 -16 ounces ham, diced - magickal association with 'ham' dramatic energy, theatrical flare. Symbolism of Pig, good luck, abundance, determination and fertility.

2 cups frozen corn - growth, new beginnings

Salt (protection) and pepper (banish negative energies, promotes courage) to taste


Optional: Bacon & Cheese to top off bowl



Directions


Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the onions, carrots and celery and cook until tender, about 10-12 minutes.


Mix in the garlic, thyme, parsley, chives and flour and cook until the flour is lightly browned, about 2 minutes.


Slowly stir in the broth, deglazing the pan as you go, add the milk and potatoes, cook for about 5 minutes - then add the diced ham and corn & season with salt and pepper. Stir.


Remove from pot and add it all to a crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.


Options:


Serve with bacon bits and cheese on the top.

You can also replace the potatoes with cauliflower.



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