~ Clam Chowder ~

Cassie *


One of my favorite chowders.



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6 - 8
10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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1/2 lb
good bacon or salt pork ~ cut into 1/2 - 1 inch pieces
3 Tbsp
1 large
onion, chopped
1/2 c
each - chopped celery & sliced leeks
1 small
clove, garlic - minced
2 1/2 - 3 Tbsp
4 c
1 - 1 1/2 c
minced clams with juice
2 c
peeled & cubed potatoes
2 tsp
salt or to taste
1/2 tsp
white pepper
1 tsp
dried thyme or to taste
1/2 c
heavy cream
2 Tbsp
dry sherry
worcestershire sauce
crackers & fresh cracked black pepper to top ~ optional

How to Make ~ Clam Chowder ~


  • 1In a large dutch oven, brown the bacon, then remove and set aside.

    Drain grease and in the same pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the celery, onion, garlic and leeks. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Add the flour and mix well, cooking for 1 minute. Stir in the milk and whisk vigorously.

    Drain clams and add the juice to the pot. ( if using fresh, save some juice.) and add it.

    Slowly bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to simmer.

    Add potatoes and seasoning and continue cooking until potatoes are tender. Now, add the bacon and clams and simmer for 5 - 8 minutes. (can serve bacon on top if you prefer

    Add the cream,, and just heat through. Now, stir in the sherry & Worcestershire sauce. Taste, and add more seasoning if desired.

    I serve with oyster crackers and fresh cracked black pepper.


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About ~ Clam Chowder ~

Course/Dish: Chowders, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American

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