lion's den clam chowder

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By Pam Ellingson
from Wichita, KS

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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serves 3 to 4
method Stove Top

Ingredients For lion's den clam chowder

  • 3-5 slice
    bacon
  • 1/4 c
    chopped green onions
  • 1/2 c
    chopped celery
  • 1- 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1- 3 Tbsp
    flour
  • 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
    chopped or minced clams (6 oz each)
  • 2- 4 md
    potatoes, peeled, cubed and cooked
  • salt and pepper to taste
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How To Make lion's den clam chowder

  • 1
    Peel, dice and cook potatoes to almost done.
  • 2
    Fry 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.
  • 3
    Add butter and flour, cook for 1 to 2 minutes then add liquids and ham base. Cook until thickened.
  • 4
    Add 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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