I actually DO NOT like clam chowder, but my hubby LOVES IT! His Mom used to make this for him every Halloween, so of course when we got married, I had to carry on the tradition! This is her recipe. I serve this in bread bowls, with cheese for garnish!
1 can chopped/minced clams (It calls for 2 cans, but my hubs likes it better this way with just 1)
1 c. chopped celery
3/4 c. butter/margarine
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. finely chopped yellow onion
2 1/2 cups potatoes, cooked, cubed
1 quart half and half cream
dash of pepper
3/4 c. flower (If you need more to thicken the soup, go ahead and add as much as you like)
1-Cook your potatoes in a large pot, drain, let cool; return to pot
2-Place veggies in a sauce pan
3-Drain clams, and pour juice over veggies. Then add enough water to cover the veggies. Simmer until veggies are tender.
4- In another pan, melt butter, gradually add flour, and half and half. Cook until mixture is thick and bubbly (This will be your white sauce)
5-Place your veggies in your large pot with your potatoes, and add your white sauce, stir well to coat, add pepper and salt (if needed.)
*Serve warm in bread bowls with cheese on top!