Fry bacon. Crumble and set aside. Reserve bacon fat. Saute onions celery, bell pepper and carrots in bacon fat. Add bay leaf, potatoes and water. Cook for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle flour over mixture, stir well, and add shrimp stock. Bring to a boil. Add corn, milk, shrimp and seasoning. Add crumbled bacon. Simmer over low fire for approximately 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana