New England Clam Chowder: To Corn or not to Corn?
- blackbookali Jul 5, 2012 10:43 AM
Is it sacrilege to add corn/sub for potatoes? Any thoughts on one way or the other?
Yes, sacrilege. And I'm not even a native New Englander. Chowder of any sort needs potatoes.
Corn chowder, and chicken corn chowder, are excellent in their own right. If you are determined to use clams and corn together, it would be better to include potato. So, essentially, just add corn to a typical clam chowder recipe.
If I had great corn available... would probably add it and risk being struct by lightning!! Wouldn't skip the potatoes, though. Only time I've ever been in New England was on ski vacation, so have no idea where on the "heretic" scale I would fall. Might really be risking WRATH when I say my preference of New Englan or Manhattan... is a toss up!?! But I like bacon in both.
In New England as I post this and been many many times but not from NE.
Just my thought on the question, please no corn in clam chowder. If you must do corn in a chowder make corn chowder, also delicious.
Some use a rue to thicken their ClamC so if you want a corn flavor (if even just a tiny bit of it) maybe use corn flour. Sounds like you don't want the taters but do want corn.