Preparation / Directions:
Cook 6 of the bacon slices either in a microwave or in a pan, until crisp. Crumble and set aside. Chop the other 4 slices. Melt butter in a 2 1/2 quart saucepan. Add bacon and cook over medium heat for 4 minutes. Add onion and continue cooking until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes more. Add celery seed, cream style corn and milk. Heat until hot, but not boiling. Add the grated cheese a handful at a time, stirring until cheese is melted. Then add the next handful. Pour chowder into bowls and garnish with crumbled bacon. Makes 6 10oz servings. Cooking time: Approx. 30 minutes.