Alternate post titles: Ode to Bacon, or
World Peace Can Be Achieved Through Bacon, or
Bacon, It’s Whats For Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, or
Bacon is Your Friend, or
Cholesterol, I Laugh At You.
For this recipe you need Bacon. And some other stuff.
Do you find that bacon distracting? What’s not to love about bacon? What? What is that you say about high in fat? Cholesterol? What? Sorry I can’t hear you. I was busy licking my monitor.
Oh you want to know what else you need to make the
Bacon Corn Chowder? Oh Internet, you are so demanding.
10 slices of bacon
two 1lb bags of frozen corn
3 cans of creamed corn
6-8ish cups of diced potatoes
1 small diced onion
sea salt, to taste
couple shakes of worcestershire sauce (optional, I omit)
You need to peel the potatoes. Lots of potatoes.
This is where your little
slaves helpers come in handy. They enjoy doing this. It takes them longer to peel than it would take you to possibly grow, harvest, and peel yourself, but that is alright. You are teaching them good life skills. And you have bacon to keep you company.
The first step is to cook the bacon. I do mine on a cookie sheet in the oven. A cookie sheet with sides, unless you want to have a grease fire in your oven like I had a few months ago. I don’t recommend going that route even if you do want a new oven.
On second thought, you had better make twice as much bacon. Just in case you need to taste it and make sure it came out okay.
Yup, they are still peeling.
Hello, gorgeous. Rowr.
Come to mama, bacon. Make yourself nice and comfy on my thighs.
Finally they will be done peeling the potatoes. You will know this because you will finally get to the point where you snatch the potatoes and peeler out of their hands and do it it yourself.
Then you will dice up the onions and potatoes and fry them up in the bacon grease. Oh yeah, baby. You can feel your arteries clogging right now as you read this, can’t you? That is okay, press onward.
Brown them slightly, just enough so that they will hold together while cooking in the crockpot and not turn into mashed potatoes.
Meanwhile, put all of the corn in the crockpot with your sugar, sea salt, and crumbled bacon. About 10 slices of bacon. Dump the potatoes and onions in the crockpot as well.
Just in case you were unsure of how exactly to measure a tablespoon of sugar. I am so helpful.
Honestly, I take photos while I am cooking and then look back at them and wonder, what was I thinking? But there ya go. The spoon is even helpfully inscribed with the 1 TBSP.
Cook on low for 6 hours or so. Serve with a salad and some crusty bread.
In other, completely unrelated news. My laundry room cabinets still look exactly the same, my daughter is getting a little bored inside there and keeps begging to be let out. But not until I organize, I say!