Saturday, January 12, 2019

CtBF~ED: Potato chowder, lots of ways

I actually first made the potato chowder a couple of weeks ago cos I thought it was the first recipe at CtBF! Little did I know that hubby would like this so much that he practically have numerous versions of it till now for dinner.  But I have yet to make it with cream or milk, I did toyed with the idea of using coconut cream but that did not materialize. 
Above was hubby's first acquaintance of #EverydayDorie's chowder sans cream or milk. Substituted two thirds of potatoes with purple sweet potatoes, went with Dorie's suggestion of mashing up some of the cooked potatoes too.  Served with a big dollap of Greek yoghurt, and chopped fresh herbs.
Above was my light lunch next day with the little leftovers.  And those are the two pictures I have of the chowder (if it is still considered a chowder without any cream or milk).  I have made the recipe with zucchini instead of leeks, and a squash version too.
Above: Finally, with milk, well with poaching liquid (milk, water and vegetable stock cube) from another recipe! Potatoes, frozen peas, asparagus and poached shredded chicken!
are cooking from
Dorie Greenspan's
Everyday Dorie, The Way I Coo
Recipe from page 63
A Big Thank You to KatieBetsy and Mary
for putting everything into order and making it happen!
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  1. You have made some delicious versions! I would love to try with sweet potatoes! We love ours with the added cream.

  2. Interesting! Yours is the only purple soup I have seen so far. I am sure it was amazing!

  3. Love that pretty purple color! I was wondering if you'd put beets in, but purple potatoes! This is such a versatile recipe and I love seeing everyone's variations.

  4. I was wondering if anyone would use purple potatoes - this is lovely! So many ways to make this recipe, it's a keeper!!

  5. oh wow! i love that you’ve tried this so many ways!

  6. Wow- yours looks amazing and I had been wondering how you got that gorgeous color. So fun to know that it was from the potatoes ! Both of your bowls look delicious and healthy. Love all of the options Dorie suggests and of course, all the ones we will be exploring on our own :) Happy New Year !

  7. A red version of the potato chowder (without the beets). How imaginative?

  8. What a fun color! Glad to hear you enjoyed.

  9. I like the idea of using sweet potatoes! I'm making a note to try it. Yours looks delicious!

  10. To answer your question, I don't know if it's chowder if it doesn't have milk or cream, but I think there were only two of us that used cream. So, that's your answer. Everyone has their own version of Dorie's chowder. Yours looks delicious. I think we all liked this week's recipe/