Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
It's got alot of great flavor to it that some clam chowder's tend to lack. I'll buy fresh sourdough bread bowls to serve them in. I kinda grabbed a few of the family's recipes together and took or added ingredients to come up with this. I make this when I want to treat the family!You can use more or less clams or clam juice!
- 7 slices bacon, and keep the fat
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 large onion, diced
- 5 stalks celery, diced
- 2 cups carrots (about 2 large, shredded)
- 4 large potatoes, any kind you prefer (peeled and chopped)
- 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
- 1 tablespoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon marjoram
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon celery salt
- 1 teaspoon dill
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄2 cup instant mashed potatoes
- 1 quart half-and-half
- 2 (10 ounce) bottles clam juice
- 2 (16 ounce) canschopped clams (i use baby clams)
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 3 drops Tabasco sauce
- cook bacon in large pot( I like mine extra crunchy).
- I used a seperate pot to boil up my potatoes, because I didnt know if they would fall apart if I added them in later. So if you would like to do that,too, then boil your potatoes now. If not. then add them before you add the clams.
- Take out bacon, keep fat in pot and add butter to melt.Then sautee your onion, celery, garlic,and carrots.
- Stir in your seasoning's except the red wine vinegar and dill!(Tabasco, celery salt, thyme marjoram, pepper, cayenne, bay leaf,garlic, basil).
- I like to add the red wine vinegar and dill right before I serve it into the bowls!
- Stir in flour and instant mashed potatoes until it's absorbed into veggies, when it's not visible.
- Now you can add your clam juice, and half-n-half, stir.Then crumble up bacon and add in the pot!
- Your flame will go up to high, but keep stirring!
- After it's real hot, or moisture looks to a boiling point, add cooked potatoes,(if you already did, like how I do mine, then add your clams now,too.)cook about 15 minutes till potatoes are tender.
- keep sirring, oh yeah, add salt to taste! I might have added about 1-2 tbsp's. it's up to you and your taste buds!
- Right before I serve, I add my red wine vinegar, and dill. I stir it in and take out the bay leaf.
- I ladle chowder into extra sour bread bowls, I cut and hollowed them out saving bread pieces, then buttered the bread all over and put it in the oven at 250 degrees for about 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!