Frankfurter Chowder (Hot Dog and Potato Soup)
I created this soup recipe when I was a teenager. It is a quick, easy, tasty and kid-friendly main dish. If preferred, you can substitute any fully-cooked sausage for the hot dogs, but this is fun for those who love hot dogs.
- 2 tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
- 2 large potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 2 large onions, chopped
- 3 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 3 celery ribs, chopped
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups water
- 6 hot dogs, cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 2 cups milk
- 1-1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
- Chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
In large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the onions, carrots and celery; cook until slightly golden. Add the flour and cook 5 minutes more, stirring often. Add potatoes. Gradually add 2 cups water, stirring constantly to incorporate the flour. Bring to boil, cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Add hot dogs, corn, salt and pepper and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until hot dogs are hot. Add the milk and parsley and heat again. Serve immediately.