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Clam Chowder Recipe

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This recipe for Clam Chowder, by , is from Good Food from Good Folks: Choate Family Reunion 2006, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Brandon Lawrence
Added: Thursday, February 10, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 pound bacon, medium dice
1 cup chopped leeks (about 1 pound)
1 cup chopped yellow onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots, peeled
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 bay leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 cup flour
1 pound white potatoes, peeled and medium diced
4 cups clam juice
2 cups heavy cream
2 pounds littleneck clams, shucked, chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

Directions:
Directions:
In a heavy stock pot, over medium-high heat, render the bacon until crispy, about 8 minutes. Stir in the leeks, onions, celery, and carrots. Saute for about 2 minutes or until the vegetables start to wilt. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper. Add the bay leaves and thyme. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes. Stir in the clam juice. Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer the mixture until the potatoes are fork tender, about 12 minutes. Add the cream and bring up to simmer. Add the clams and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the parsley. Season with salt and pepper if needed. Ladle into serving bowls and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I have used canned clams rinsed well and can't tell much difference.

 

 

 

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