Mom's Clam Chowder

Recipe by Pvt Amys Mom
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Chop or dice all of your vegetables and set aside.
  • Drain clams, save the liquid.
  • (I usually throw in the extra clam juice for the added flavor, you will get about 1/2 cup of juice from the can of clams).
  • (I start the bacon and the vegetables all in the pan that I will finish the soup in- then you get the flavor from the bacon crustys on the bottom).
  • Fry bacon bits and set aside.
  • Drain off all bacon fat but enough to coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Saute potato, onion, celery and carrot in bacon drippings for 5 minutes.
  • Add the clam juice, salt and pepper, thyme and chopped parsley.
  • Cook for 20 minutes or until the veggys are all fork tender.
  • Add the 1/2 and 1/2.
  • Add the Bacon.
  • (This is where I divide the soup if you want a pot of potato soup as well).
  • Add the clams.
  • Thicken to desired consistency with cornstarch and water.
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