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    Bacon and Crab Chowder

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    dicentra's Note:

    This is from Everyday with RR. This looks like such a lovely fall/winter comfort dish! And crab... YUMMO!

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    1. 1
      Put a medium pot over med-high heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and cook the bacon until it is crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels.
    2. 2
      Pour off a little of the bacon fat. Add the potatoes, onion, celery bell pepper and bay leaf, season with salt and pepper and cook until the vegetables are softened.
    3. 3
      Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and stir with a wooden spoon, scraping up all the brown bits at the bottom of the pan.
    4. 4
      Add the milk and bring to a simmer.
    5. 5
      Break up the crab meat with your fingers, removing any shell bits. Combine with the thyme and Old Bay.
    6. 6
      Stir the crab meat into the pot and simmer 6-7 minutes, until the potatoes are fork-tender and the soup has thickened.
    7. 7
      Finish the chowder with the sherry and serve with the bacon, chives and oyster crackers.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 02, 2008


      This recipe was everything I had hoped it would be. Yummy! Yummy! & MORE YUMMY! A real delight for a cool evening! You must try it! Donna

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    Nutritional Facts for Bacon and Crab Chowder

    Serving Size: 1 (785 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 677.8
    Calories from Fat 276
    Total Fat 30.7 g
    Saturated Fat 13.8 g
    Cholesterol 138.9 mg
    Sodium 1192.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 48.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    Sugars 4.2 g
    Protein 40.9 g

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    Old Bay Seasoning

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