Camping Recipes

Quick Corn Chowder

My quick and versitle favorite camper recipe. I always carry a can of corn for this heart warming chowder for lunch or supper.


  • 1 can corn (I use no salt version)
  • 2 - 3 potatoes (whatever variety and we don't peel)
  • 1 onion (good sized)
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp butter or olive oil
  • dried parsley (a few shakes)
  • pepper (salt optional)
  • 4 c water
  • 1/2 - 1 c powdered milk


In your 2 quart saucepan, sauté onion in butter over medium heat 'till translucent. Cut potato into small chunks and add to pan . (Wedges are nicer than cubes) Add water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and add can of corn including any liquid. Add powdered milk, parsley and pepper (salt if you must). Simmer a few minutes to blend the flavors. Try not to boil after you add the milk


Options: You can cook the onion in a slice or so of cut up bacon. If anyone catches a couple of blue gills you can add the bits of fish at the same time as the corn and you'll have a tasty fish chowder.

Joan Hart Weigle - Quaker Hill, CT

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