Sydney's Clam Chowder

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Recipe by Sydney1126

This recipe is a combination of different chowder recipes I found in an old cook book. This was what my family liked the best.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

With a recipe name like that I just HAD to try it, & I'm glad I did! I did cut the amount of bacon back to 3 strips, used 5 potatoes & the chicken broth! All that along with very easy-to-follow directions made for a GREAT clam chowder experience! I served this with a crusty, heavy, whole wheat bread that I like! Thanks for this definite keeper! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's PAC]

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Directions

  1. In dutch oven, render bacon until brown & crispy.
  2. To bacon & drippings add chopped green onions, and cook until tender, 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add cans of clams (with the juice) and cans of broth.
  4. Add potatos.
  5. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes until potatos are fork tender.
  6. Add cream and stir well.
  7. Bring back up to temp and simmer for about 10 more minutes so flavors can blend.
  8. Add a roux to thicken. (To 3-4 TBLS butter melted in a small skillet, add 3-4 TBLS flour. These amounts are ALWAYS equal. Stir to blend and let sizzle for a few minutes to get rid of "raw" taste. Stir a couple of times and add to chowder.) Chowder should be close to boiling when you add this.
  9. Bring it to a full boil and it will thicken.
  10. You can serve this with crusty bread and/or salad. Or keep it simple and have oyster crackers ready to serve.

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