Yes I wrote Chowdah. That is the way we say it where I lived most of my life. I kind of used a couple different recipes and came up with this very yummy and filling chowdah.
One package of sliced Bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cups whole milk, more as needed
3 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 (8-ounce) package of small diced ham
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Melt butter in a large stockpot over medium heat.
Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until onions have become translucent. Stir in corn and thyme until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Sprinkle in flour and cook for about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in potatoes and ham. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
If the chowdah is too thick, add more milk as needed. Garnish with a couple of crumbled slices of bacon and enjoy!
YUM! It was so good that both Miss V and I went back for seconds.