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Can I freeze corn chowder?

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Coyote Nov 11, 2005 07:21 PM

I checked the Not Your Mother's Crockpot cookbook, Hensperger, out my library, and after perusing about thirty pages, returned said book to my library and bought the book. First up: corn chowder. Results: excellent. I have enough chowder for two left over and would like to freeze my soup. Any problem?

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    Das Ubergeek Nov 12, 2005 09:46 AM

    Shouldn't be a problem, just remember to thaw it first, then heat it up.

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      Jane M Nov 12, 2005 10:05 AM

      If the recipe includes potatoes, I wouldn't freeze it.
      The texture would change and they'd be mushy.

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        Coyote Nov 12, 2005 02:53 PM

        It was the potato issue I was worried about. Also not so sure how milk part would freeze and reheat. Thanks, won't freeze.

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      Frank Nov 12, 2005 12:32 PM

      I don’t complete the chowder before freezing. What I do is to

      1- Cut the kernels off the cob,
      2- Cook the cobs in the chicken broth,
      3- Remove cobs cool down broth,
      4- Return the kernels to broth and freeze,
      Finish the chowder,
      5- Defrost broth/kernels,
      6- Remove kernels,
      Finish chowder,
      7- Sauté pancetta, onions, celery, carrots, thyme, S&P,
      8- Add broth, potatoes, Cook,
      9- Add Kernels and Cream,
      10- Adjust seasoning,
      Frank

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        Clarissa Nov 13, 2005 01:39 PM

        Just want to say that I just ate a delicious bowl of corn chowder which I had frozen and slowly reheated. It was fine. Vegetables (sweet potatoes and carrots) were a tiny bit soft, but the rest of the soup, particularly the corn, was perfect.

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