Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stick shift or automatic? We want to know!

The St. Simons Island Causeway Bridge was formerly a tollbooth/drawbridge back in the day. At that time, it cost twenty-five cents to get onto the island. The eldest of us Fritter Chicks drove a stick shift Pinto as her first car, which was a gift from daddy. She was scared to death of stalling at the tollbooth so she just rolled the window down and threw in her quarter, and never stopped the car. This chowder is just like that. Throw it all in and go!

Causeway Chowder

2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tubes frozen cream corn
2 cans Original RoTel, undrained
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
One dollop of hot pepper sauce
3 cups peeled shrimp, raw

Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Carefully add flour; cook and stir until golden brown. Reduce heat to low. Add onion, green pepper, green onions and garlic until veggies are tender. Add corn, tomatoes, white and cayenne peppers and hot pepper sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in shrimp until shrimp turn pink.

6 comments:

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmmmm. That sounds crazy good!

possumfritter said...

Oh my gosh...this sounds great! Had I known it was gonna turn cold around here today, I woulda made a pot of this.

Sunder said...

Stick!!! I miss my manual...I need more to do with my hands, now I have to change the radio station every 5 seconds!

Laura said...

Ohhh la la this sounds yummy and now I'm dancing let's get loud. Stop by when you have a chance sweetie!

Always a Southern Girl said...

I gotta try it. Sounds yummmy!

Prep-E Girl said...

I have only ever driven a stick! Whenever I try to drive an automatic - I always slam on the breaks thinking it's the clutch!!! *Laugh*

Rupert Holmes - NICE! :)

-E