BONNIE'S CLAM CHOWDER NEW ENGLAND STYLE

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BonniE !

By
@ReikiHealsTheSoul

This is a new, quick and easy recipe from the internet, by a cook named John. This rich and hearty soup is filled with potatoes, bacon, and clams. We ate this tasty clam chowder for two days until there wasn't a spoonful left! Delicious with hot French bread! Enjoy!




Photo is my own.

Rating:

★★★★★ 8 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6 big bowls
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb
    bacon cut into one inch pieces
  • 5
    potatoes unpeeled and diced
  • 2
    carrots diced
  • 3 can(s)
    chopped clams (6.5 ounce) and juice
  • 2
    8 ounce bottles of clam juice (i make my own becuse it is cheaper; see my note in directions below)
  • 2 pkg
    dry leek soup mix (1.8 ounce)
  • 1 qt
    half-and-half
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make BONNIE'S CLAM CHOWDER NEW ENGLAND STYLE

Step-by-Step

  1. Get your ingredients together and read through the recipe before you start.
  2. Place the bacon pieces in a large skillet and cook over medium high heat until crisp and brown. Remove and set aside. Leave the drippings in the pan.
  3. Dice potatoes and carrots first and set aside. The recipe calls for unpeeled potatoes. You may peel half of the potatoes if you wish, or peel all of the potatoes, or leave them unpeeled. We prefer them peeled.
  4. Stir the potatoes and carrots into the bacon grease, add salt and pepper. Cook 10 minutes or until tender.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes and carrots to a large soup pot, shaking off as much grease as possible.
  6. Now open the three cans of clams and pour just the juice (not the clams) over the potatoes and carrots, and add the 2 bottles of clam juice. (If there is not enough liquid, add water to just cover the potatoes and carrots.) Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until potatoes are just tender. (about 15 minutes)
  7. Gently stir the 2 leek soup mix packages into the potatoes until no lumps of soup remain. (I made a "well" in the center of the soup so it is easier to mix)
  8. Stir in the clams, bacon and half-and-half cream. Cook and stir until the chowder returns to a simmer and thickens, about 10 minutes more. Enjoy!
  9. Cooks note: Sometimes I make my own clam juice: 2 cups of water to 1 can of minced clams with juice and blend in blender.

    Note: I tried fat free half and half, but it doesn't work for us. The half and half makes a much better chowder. My husband asked me what was missing in it!
  10. Our kitchen helper, Phoebe says, " You used low fat half and half!? You should know better than to mess with a good recipe!!"

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