Elwin and Company on Channel 7 WXYZ News: Potato & Corn Chowder

Check out Chef Elwin Greenwald on Channel 7 News, Sunday morning (January 19, 2014) show giving a live demonstration in how to make his delicious Potato and Corn Chowder.

Potato and Corn Chowder Recipe

Created by Elwin & Co in Berkley

Serves about 10-12


¼ lb butter
¼ c olive oil
1 medium or 3 small onions, diced
3 large carrots, diced
6 ribs of celery, diced
¾ c flour
1 qt half & half
4 qts vegetable or chicken stock
½ tbl chopped parsley
¼ tsp ground bay leaf
¼ tsp sage
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp thyme
Kosher salt & black pepper to taste
4 c diced yellow potatoes (cooked)
4 c corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
2 c diced cooked chicken, shrimp or smoked turkey
2 tbl chopped fresh parsley
Juice & zest of one lemon


Heavy-duty soup pot & stockpot
Chef or French knife
Cutting board
Measuring cups & spoons
Wire whisk
Rubber spatula
Wooden spoon
Large ladle
Decorative serving bowls


1. Heat the butter and olive oil in the heavy soup pot until it bubbles. Add the onions, carrots and celery. Cook over medium heat until onions are translucent.

2. Add the flour. Using the wooden spoon, combine well. Cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in the stockpot, combine the half & half and the stock of your choice (vegetable or chicken) and all the spices and cook over low heat until hot but not boiling. Be careful not to let liquid burn.

4. Carefully ladle about 1/3 of the hot liquid into the flour-vegetable mixture, stirring before adding more. Continue two more times until all the hot liquid is incorporated into the flour-vegetable base and chowder begins to thicken. Blend well until smooth using the wire whisk.

5. Add the potatoes, corn and either the chicken, shrimp or turkey. Reduce heat to low and cook until all ingredients are heated thoroughly. Simmer about 15-20 minutes. Just before serving, blend in the fresh chopped parsley and the lemon juice and zest.