this recipe classifies as truly cheap. but it doesn't taste cheap. and on a cold rainy day like today, with a loaf of fresh honey wheat bread, it was wonderful.
"Lobster" Corn Chowder
2 strips bacon -- diced
1 cup onion -- diced, 1 large
1 Cup celery -- diced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken stock
1 can evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 Can creamed corn
2 cups potatoes -- diced
1 package imitation crab or lobster (I do kind of pinch it apart so the pieces are more shredded)
Get out the heavy pot and start rendering the bacon!
Add the onion,celery, herbs and spices. Let it sweat. Enjoy the wonderful smell in the house.
Stir in the flour to coat everything. Brown it a bit.
Now the chicken broth, stirring the entire time. Then add the entire can of evaporated milk and the creamed corn and potatoes. Cover
Simmer, simmer, simmer until the potatoes are soft.
Stir in the fish and bring back to a simmer.
I think you could serve worms on toast if you first started with bacon and onions sauteeing together.