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Monday, May 3, 2010

Potato Bacon Cheese Chowder

I'm so loving all these recipes from Kay at Kay's Kitchen

Around 3 big potatoes cut into cubes
1/4 kilo Bacon chopped
1 whole onion chopped
2 stems celery chopped
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
2-3 cups chicken stock
1 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup cream
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp white wine for deglazing (optional)


1. Saute the onion and celery in butter (and little oil for the butter not to burn easily).
2. Add the bacon then the potatoes.
3. When the potatoes are almost tender, deglaze with white wine if you have/want else add your flour and mix. Your mixture will look like "paste" or buo-buo, this is called roux (mixing flour with butter).
4. Add chicken stock, 1 ladle at a time and stir the mixture until no lumps before adding more stock.
5. When you get the consistency that you want for your chowder that is the time you stop adding stock. Since it is a chowder so it shouldnt be too thin nor too thick.
6. Add your cream and grated cheese and stir.
7. Add salt and pepper to taste.

*Serves 4-6

Enjoy! Tell me if you were able to make this, would love to know your stories. :)

Meaty Mac and Cheese

Another recipe from Kay over at Kay's Kitchen

I add bacon or ground beef to my mac and cheese para di nakakaumay.


Kraft Chiz Wiz - Big Bottle (for those in the US, you may use, Campbells Cheese Soup/Sauce in can- 2 cans)
3-4 cups Fresh Milk (approximation)
5 strips of Bacon - small diced OR 1/4 kilo ground beef
diced onion and garlic
1 tbsp flour
2 tbsp butter
Grated Parmesan and cheddar cheese
Elbow Macaroni noodles

1. Boil the macaroni noodles til al dente then set aside.
2. Saute onions and garlic in oil and butter then add your bacon.
(if you chose to use ground beef, brown the beef and set aside, put in a bowl, leave the oil/butter in pan)
3. Add the flour. This will turn into roux, base for your bechamel sauce.
4. Add the milk little by little, stirring until there are no lumps. Add milk until you get the consistency you want (not too thick, not too thin). This is your Bechamel Sauce.
5. Add the Chiz Wiz, whole bottle or 2 cans of Campbells Cheese soup/sauce.
6. Taste first so you will know how much grated cheese and parmesan cheese to add (a lot of these two will make it salty so be careful).
7. Pour the macaroni noodles into the sauce and mix well until all noodles are coated with sauce.

Enjoy! :)