Sweetcorn chowder with gammon

Sweetcorn chowder with gammon

Serve this substantial soup for a simple supper or satisfying lunch.

By , 21 September 2015
Sweetcorn chowder with gammon
  • Ready in: 45 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: £1.03 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 391g serving contains
  • Fat med
  • Saturates low
  • Sugars low
  • Salt high
  • Energy 1608KJ 384KCAL
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 411kJ/98kcal.
  • 230g pack Asda Extra Special Unsmoked Wiltshire Cure Gammon Steaks
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil, plus 1 tsp for frying
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 300g potatoes (peeled weight), cut into 1cm pieces
  • 300ml chicken stock, made with 1 stock cube
  • 450ml whole milk
  • 300g frozen sweetcorn
  • 1 level tbsp cornflour, mixed with 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1/2 35g pack flat-leaf parsley
  • Crusty bread, to serve
  • Trim any excess fat off the gammon and discard. Cut into 0.5cm pieces. Heat 1 tsp oil in a large saucepan and fry the gammon until just cooked. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  • Heat the rest of the oil in the pan and cook the onion for 3-4 minutes until soft and golden, stirring often. Add the potatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring.

  • Add the chicken stock to the pan, bring to a simmer and cook, covered, for 5 minutes. Add the milk, bring back to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for another 4-5 minutes until the potatoes are tender.

  • Stir in the sweetcorn and gammon, bring back to the boil and simmer very gently for another 5 minutes. Season with black pepper.

  • Stir in the cornflour mixture and simmer for 2 minutes. Discard the stalks from the parsley and chop the leaves. Stir half into the soup. Serve with bread, sprinkled with the rest of the parsley.