Can I freeze corn chowder?
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?
I dont 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,
7- Sauté pancetta, onions, celery, carrots, thyme, S&P,
8- Add broth, potatoes, Cook,
9- Add Kernels and Cream,
10- Adjust seasoning,
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.