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"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

New England Clam Chowder Recipe

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3 Tbl. olive oil
2 cans chopped clams
3 large Yukon gold potatoes, (cut into cubes)
1 large onion chopped)
4 celery sticks (cut into small slices)
5 slices cooked bacon (optional)
1 Tbl. Kosher salt
1 tsp. thyme and celery seed
Freshly grated black pepper
1 quart half and half (if you want to cut down the calories you can use 2% milk)
3 Tbl. butter (cubed)

In a large stock pan, heat the olive oil.
Add the potatoes, onion and celery.
Saute for 10 minutes.
Add the clams with their juice, salt, pepper, celery seed and thyme.
Cook until the potatoes are almost cooked (about 15 minutes) on medium heat.
Slowly add half and half and butter and cook another 15 minutes on low, making sure not to bring to a boil.
You can serve it at this point or cool down and let the flavors permeate for a few hours in the fridge.

Serve with garlic bread.

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1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a great soup on a cold rainy day. Coming from the east coast this has been a mainstay in my life.




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