Golden Cheese Chowder
Servings: 12
IngredientsPreparation
  • 3 cups [750 mL] water
  • 4 medium-size peeled potatoes, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup [250 mL] peeled carrot slices
  • 1 medium-size onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons [10 mL] salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon [1 mL] pepper
  • 1/2 cup [115 g] butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup [70 g] flour
  • 4 cups [1 L] milk
  • 1 pound [454 g] Old Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 cups [500 mL] small cooked ham dices
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • Bring water to a boil.
  • Add potato and celery dices, carrot slices and onion dices; salt and pepper.
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, until vegetables pieces are tender; set aside.
  • Melt butter or margarine into a large casserole; stir in flour.
  • Stirring, slowly pour in milk.
  • Still stirring, bring mixture to a boil.
  • Boil for 1 minute.
  • Stir in grated Old Cheddar cheese, until completely melted.
  • Pour cheese mixture into reserved vegetables mixture.
  • Then stir in small cooked ham dices.
  • Reheat without boiling.
  • Stir in some Tabasco sauce, and serve.