NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER..THE REAL THING

Tammy Stephens

By
@tam102929

I am a native of Massachusetts and lived there for 50 years. When it comes to clam chowder, I know what it needs to taste like. So here I give you an authentic New England Clam Chowder recipe, the way it's supposed to taste. This is a favorite in my house. It's simply delicious.


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Serves:

8 or more

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

10 slice
thick cut bacon
2 large
onions, finely chopped
3 c
water
5 lb
potatoes, diced
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 qt
half and half
1 stick
butter
4 can(s)
minced or whole clams
6 Tbsp
corn starch
1/4 c
cold water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook 8 slices of bacon till crisp in large pot. Remove from pan and set aside, reserving 6 tablespoons of bacon grease in pan.
2
Cook 2 chopped large onions in the bacon grease till translucent, about 5 minutes.
3
Stir in 3 cups of water and 5lbs. of diced potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and cook uncovered until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
4
Stir in 1 1/2 quarts of half and half and 1 stick of butter. Pour in 4 cans of minced or whole clams including the juice. Stir in bacon, broken into pieces.
5
Mix 6 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of cold water and pour into chowder. Mix well and simmer covered for about 30 minutes, stirring often.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chowders
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American