New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder

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Patty Jablonowski

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@pjs0711

This was a favorite of my late husband and his father.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
8 - 10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

  • 2
    dozen medium sized clams
  • 1/4 lb
    salt pork
  • 1 large
    onion diced
  • 2
    ribs celery diced
  • 3 c
    potatoes cubed
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh thyme
  • 3 c
    half and half (may use half milk)
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour

How to Make New England Clam Chowder

Step-by-Step

  1. Wash clams. Make sure they are all unopened. Place in a large stock pot. Add enough water to cover the bottom of the pot. Steam clams over medium heat until clams open. Discard any unopened clams. Place a coffee filter in a strainer over a bowl. Pour clams and liquid into strainer. Allow to sit and cool.
  2. Rinse stock pot of any sand. Rinse and finely chop the salt pork (you may substitute bacon). Fry the salt pork until slightly brown and crisp. Add onions and celery. Cook until slightly tender. Add flour and stir to make a roux. Add potatoes, reserved clam liquid and enough water to cover. Add seasonings. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender. Add reserved clams and half and half. Cook until heated through. Do not boil!
  3. Serve in individual soup bowls or a soup tureen garnished with chopped parsley.

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