Oct 21, 2008

Clam Chowder

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!

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