: Clam Chowder Homemade

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  1. I don't know what the Progresso Clam Chowder is like, but if you like thick,
  2. tasty clam chowder, this recipe is the one I use. When I say large can I
  3. mean the one that is maybe 2 qts. It's not the little can. I don't
  4. currently have one so I can be sure what size it is. This is pretty thick.
  5. I think cooking the potatoes in the drained clam juice really adds to the
  6. flavor.

  7. Title: Clam Chowder Homemade-Susie
  8. Categories:
  9. Yield: Servings

  10. 1/4 c Flour,For Thickening.
  11. 4 sl Bacon,Chopped
  12. 1/2 Large Sweet Onion,Chopped
  13. -Fine
  14. 1 cn Clams,Large Can From GFS or Costco
  15. 1 c Heavy Cream
  16. 2 c Whole Milk
  17. 2 lg Potato,Diced Into Cubes 1/2
  18. -Diameter
  19. Salt
  20. Pepper
  21. Dried Thyme,Optional

  22. [Note: this is a "wing-it" recipe . lately I've been using a stalk
  23. or so of celery diced into small pieces. Make sure you use GOOD thick
  24. bacon. I like the maple flavored stuff from sams club.] I think the maple
  25. flavor adds to the good flavor.

  26. drain the can of clams into a saucepan. set the clams aside. boil
  27. (simmer{ the potatoes in the clam juice til tender. 10 - 15 minutes.
  28. drain clams reserving the clam juice. set the clams aside til the end

  29. while the potatoes are cooking - fry the bacon til crisp in a large
  30. dutch oven or heavy pan. I use coated cast iron. (Le Crueset dutch
  31. oven)
  32. When bacon is done - remove from fat.
  33. saute the onion (and celery) in the rendered bacon fat til tender.
  34. Add 3-4 T flour (or more) to make a roux.
  35. Add the broth from the clams. cook over medium heat til thick.
  36. add milk and cream. use your best judgement as to how much to use
  37. depending on the fat/flour ratio you've used.

  38. Add the cooked potatoes - add the clams. add back in the cooked bacon.
  39. add any seasonings you might like. like the dried thyme and perhaps
  40. some pepper. Some people add a little Sherry wine.

  41. Try not to cook the clams any more than you have to. they'll get tough.

  42. simmer til thick as you like.

  43. Yummy! I used the thick maple bacon from sams. I think it's call
  44. Wright's. It comes in a 3 lb pkd. Not all Sam's clubs carry it.

October 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by dwanna and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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