~ Clam Chowder ~

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

One of my favorite chowders.

Enjoy!


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Serves:

6 - 8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/2 lb
good bacon or salt pork ~ cut into 1/2 - 1 inch pieces
3 Tbsp
butter
1 large
onion, chopped
1/2 c
each - chopped celery & sliced leeks
1 small
clove, garlic - minced
2 1/2 - 3 Tbsp
flour
4 c
milk
1 - 1 1/2 c
minced clams with juice
2 c
peeled & cubed potatoes
2 tsp
salt or to taste
1/2 tsp
white pepper
1 tsp
dried thyme or to taste
1/2 c
heavy cream
2 Tbsp
dry sherry
splash
worcestershire sauce
oyster
crackers & fresh cracked black pepper to top ~ optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large dutch oven, brown the bacon, then remove and set aside.

Drain grease and in the same pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the celery, onion, garlic and leeks. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the flour and mix well, cooking for 1 minute. Stir in the milk and whisk vigorously.

Drain clams and add the juice to the pot. ( if using fresh, save some juice.) and add it.

Slowly bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to simmer.

Add potatoes and seasoning and continue cooking until potatoes are tender. Now, add the bacon and clams and simmer for 5 - 8 minutes. (can serve bacon on top if you prefer

Add the cream,, and just heat through. Now, stir in the sherry & Worcestershire sauce. Taste, and add more seasoning if desired.

I serve with oyster crackers and fresh cracked black pepper.

Enjoy!

About this Recipe

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