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06-19-2000, 04:17 PM
Now that we've been successful at losing weight through WW, I like to adapt old favorites.
I love an old Southern Living recipe for Ham and Corn Chowder (Mar, 82). Can anyone help me "low-fat" this recipe even more?
2 cups chopped ham to 2 cup Canadian Bacon
1/2 cup butter to Pam and 2 TBS of Brummel & Brown (for sauting ham and chopped veggies)
1 cup milk to 1 cup not fat Half & Half
Recipe also has 1 cup chopped celery, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 30 oz creamed corn
Any other ideas? I've sort of figured that this adaptation is about 8 points per 1 1/2 cup serving.
06-19-2000, 04:40 PM
I am also in WW and 6 pounds away from goal-vacation is killing me. :-) Sounds like you have really cut most of the fat you can out of the recipe. I don't know if changing cream corn to whole kernel corn would help or not. It might ruin the texture of your dish.Good luck!
06-19-2000, 05:09 PM
Why not submit it to CL and ask them to "Make it Light?"
I did this several years ago, and was so pleased to see MY RECIPE in an issue of CL...even had a telephone interview for the article...it was fun!
06-19-2000, 05:11 PM
I did this several years ago, and was so pleased to see MY RECIPE in an issue of CL...even had a telephone interview for the article...it was fun![/B][/QUOTE]
What was the recipe for??
06-20-2000, 08:53 AM
i would think that you should probably lessen the amount of ham, & double the veggies. have you tried ff condensed/evaporated milk instead of half & half? just a thought.
congrats of almost reaching goal! i'm back on WW, but don't seem to have the success as in other years, probably just getting older & lazier.
06-20-2000, 09:58 AM
Natasha, it was for Seafood Newburg. Really rich dish, they did a great job of lightening the recipe!
06-20-2000, 10:36 AM
Cool Deanna you've had your "15 min." of fame or what ever the saying is.... but now could you post your receipe? I love Seafood Newburg and would love to try yours. ~mary~
06-20-2000, 03:26 PM
Since low fat food is my speciallity let me see if I can take a stab at this. First, let's talk about the ham. You made a good choice to switch from regular ham to Canadian bacon, but I would also cut down on you quantities, maybe by half. If we skip to the sauteing of the veggies, my suggestion would be to skip that whole step. In a large pot use your Pam, thats good, add your veggies( maybe double them),and your ham/bacon and try sauteing them without the extra fat. You can add a little water and a lid and you will be doing something called STEAM-FRYING. Works great, no fat. Next, this issue about the milk, hmmm. 1) add a tablespoon or two of flour to the veggies after they are softened. then you add your milk(skim or 1%) it should thicken. 2)you could actually make a low fat white sauce as a soup base. 3) Are there potatoes in it? Add some, their starch will thicken it( or you can cook them ,puree them and then add them. And just so you know cream corn has no fat, just salt. Hope that wasn't to long and that I might have helped. Good luck let me know if it works. Cindy
06-20-2000, 11:11 PM
Boy am I cheating today...its stormy and I'm not "in the mood" to work today.
I'll be happy to dig up my recipe as it was "lightened" by Cooking Light and post it later this evening (at home).
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