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


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)

About this Recipe

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