posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 06:00 PM
I have made this for many people and have always got a rave review (Even from people who don't like clam chowder). This is very easy to make and will
never disappoint. Enjoy.
Remember this is not a low fat meal. It has one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to taste GOOD!
You can make this with either fresh or canned clams. Since it really does taste great with canned clams (and is much easier) I will post the recipe
with them. However, if you prefer to use fresh clams be mindful that you will also need to purchase some clam juice.
3 cans Clams
2-3c cubed potato (Depending on how chunky you like it)
1c diced onion
2c diced celery
6-8 strips of bacon
1quart half and half
2tbs Butter (or Margarine)
1tsp White Vinegar
Pinch of Sugar
Black (or White) Pepper
Put Potatoes in Pot where Soup will be prepared. Open canned clams and dump the juice from all three. Set clam meat aside. Add enough water to cover
potatoes and bring to boil. Boil until tender.
In a separate pan fry your bacon. In bacon grease melt butter and then add your onions and celery. Add vinegar and about 2 tsp of salt with a pinch of
sugar. Fry until onions are tender. Mix with potatoes (grease and all).
Add half & half and milk. Bring to Boil. In the meantime crush up your bacon and add it as bits. Add a generous amount of black pepper. (big chunks
are not a problem) When it is to boiling reduce heat, add clam meat, and let it lightly simmer for about 20 mins. Salt to taste (warning it will be
very very hot)
This should serve about 4 people.
[edit on 14-1-2010 by DaMod]