Lion's Den Clam Chowder

Pam Ellingson


I got this recipe from a great little restaurant in Helena Montana called the Lion's Den. The owner was kind enough to give me her recipe, and I love it. YUM

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3 to 4
Stove Top


3-5 slice
1/4 c
chopped green onions
1/2 c
chopped celery
1- 3 Tbsp
1- 3 Tbsp
3 1/2 c
whole milk
1 c
half and half
1 tsp
ham base (optional but good)
1 bottle
clam juice (8 oz)
2 can(s)
chopped or minced clams (6 oz each)
2- 4 medium
potatoes, peeled, cubed and cooked
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Lion's Den Clam Chowder


  • 1Peel, dice and cook potatoes to almost done.
  • 2Fry bacon until crisp, remove bacon and reserve. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp bacon grease and add celery and onion, saute until soft and translucent.
  • 3Add butter and flour, cook for 1 to 2 minutes then add liquids and ham base. Cook until thickened.
  • 4Add Clams and cooked potatoes, Heat through, adjust seasonings and either add crumbled bacon, or top bowls of chowder with it to serve. (You can also top with a few chopped chives or chopped parsley if you like)

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About Lion's Den Clam Chowder

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #easy, #celery, #Clams