Quick corn chowder


  • 1 Small onion (chopped)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon butter
  • 1 tin Sweet corn
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper
  • dash Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon parsley (chopped)
  • Small cracker biscuits (I used slices of bread)


This dish was definitely the hit of the night! The recipe and original photograph (Australian Home Beautiful, September 1951) was a little more watery than my end result. This recipe was so simple and stress-free to make, and for a student’s budget extremely affordable! It is very easy to imagine this dish being thrown together in a matter of minutes for unexpected guests.


Photograph of quick corn chowder in vintage ramekin
Fry the onion in butter until a pale colour then add the rest of the ingredients except for the parsley.
Laminex advertisement (detail), Australian Home Beautiful magazine, October 1954, p36. Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection, Sydney Living Museums
Bring to boiling point and taste for flavour. A little more water may be used to extend.
Photograph of a recreation of a Laminex advertisement from Australian Home Beautiful magazine. October 1954. Advertisement depicts a group of friends around a laminate table for a dinner party
Garnish with parsley at last moment and serve with a dry biscuit with each portion.

This recipe appeared in the post A dinner from nothing on August 15, 2013.

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