Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder Recipe

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Karla Boyle

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@Autumnice

One of my mom's favorite foods is clam chowder and we had many recipes for it, but after discovering that she had food allergies to corn, wheat, and soy we had to start from scratch. Below is our favorite recipe. I just list flour here, but we use spelt flour.
My sons have happily taste tested many recipes, and they even set up a scoring system, a recipe had to meet certain critera before they sent it to "Granny"

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-8 (4 men or 8 women)
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 c
    white onions, chopped
  • 1 c
    carrots, chopped
  • 1 c
    celery, chopped
  • 2 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 8 slice
    bacon
  • 1/2 c
    flour
  • 6 c
    milk
  • 3 lb
    red potatoes, cubed
  • 8 can(s)
    chopped clams, drained (6.5 ounce cans)
  • 32 oz
    clam juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    stone ground mustard
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    celery salt
  • 2 tsp
    fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 1 Tbsp
    flour
  • pinch
    paprika

How to Make Clam Chowder

Step-by-Step

  1. Chop all vegetables and potatoes.
  2. Heat olive oil, butter and lemon juice in a large pot over medium heat, add vegetables and garlic. Saute until carrots are tender, stirring frequently to avoid garlic burn. Transfer to a reserve dish
  3. Dice bacon using kitchen shears into the pan and cook until crispy, Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to soak up grease. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon grease.
  4. Add flour to bacon grease to form a roux. Add milk a cup at a time and allow bubbles to form between additions - stir constantly
  5. Add in potatoes, clams, clam juice, mustard, salt, pepper, and celery salt. Return to a light boil then reduce heat cover and simmer until potatoes are very tender stirring often to avoid bottom scorching.
  6. Mix half and half with the tablespoon flour. Add reserved vegetables, half and half mixture and thyme; simmer another 5 minutes. Top with bacon and paprika.

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About Clam Chowder

Course/Dish: Chowders




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