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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Celebrate Clam Chowder Day Southern Style

Clam chowder is made in several ways each of them containing clams and broth. While clams are in every dish of clam chowder, potatoes are also very popular. Clam chowder often also has another type o meat such as salt pork or bacon. Vegetables such as celery, carrot, parsley will often be found in the chowder
Clam chowder finds a common placement on the menu of restaurants on Friday for those who abstain from meat on Friday.
find a list of varieties of clam chowders here. Today I have picked a southern style recipe to help you
3 slices bacon, diced
1 cup chopped onion
3 cups diced potatoes
1 bottle (8 ounces) clam juice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cans (approximately 7 ounces each) minced clams
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups half-and-half
1 cup milk


Cook bacon until crisp in a Dutch oven or large, heavy saucpan. Remove bacon to paper towels with slotted spoon; drain. Add onion to bacon drippings; sauté until softened. Add potatoes and clam juice, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Remove from heat. Add minced clams with their liquid. Whisk flour into milk; add to chowder with half-and-half. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until clam chowder thickens and bubbles, or about 3 minutes.
Clam chowder recipe serves 4.
recipe source here

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