2 1/2 cups cream-style canned corn or 2 1/2 cups corn, cut from the ear and simmered until tender in 1 cup milk
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 sliced medium-sized onion
3 Tbsp flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 cups milk
Stir in flour, salt, white pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in corn and milk. Heat thoroughly. Serve with chopped parsley or chives.
What I did differently from the recipe:
I used more onion than I was supposed to. My soup is more like "Cream of Onion and a Bit of Corn Soup". I didn't use any white pepper. I only used 2 cups of milk instead of 3.
What I'll do differently next time:
More corn, less onion.
Simple, and good. A classic recipe. But nothing fancy. I would recommend eating this with crackers and cheese to spice it up a bit. I almost threw some green beans in there as well, which would have added a good flavor. If you throw in a bag of mixed veggies, I think that would taste good. This recipe isn't anything spectacular, but it was definitely thrifty. I bet the whole thing didn't cost me $4. The corn was $0.57, the onion was $0.49, and the amount of milk I used was around $0.50. Definitely a penny-pincher's delight!