A Flavorful-N-Tasty Clam Chowder!

"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!"
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  • 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!

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This picture is Annette and I. Me in the blue. We're drinking Chavelas in Salinas California! Im always hungry!
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