Wegman's Delicious, Spunky, Clammy Chowda! Longmeadow
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- 3 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces (I use 1 slice of bacon)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cups clam juice (I use chicken stock)
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 (6 1/2 ounce) chopped clams, undrained
- 1 cup whole milk (or cream, I use 1% milk)
- In a heavy bottom soup pot, cook bacon on LOW until crisp. Remove bacon and drain off all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings.
- Add onion to pot, stir and cook until limp and golden, about 3 minutes.
- Add bacon, clam juice (or chicken stock), potatoes, and thyme. Simmer, covered; stirring occasionally until potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes.
- Add clams and milk; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Clam chowder is one of my DH's favorites. I made this using 1 cup of clam juice and 1 cup of chicken stock. The potatoes were red skinned and 1 used 2 largish and they were broken up a bit at the end of cooking to thicken the soup. I used a combination of evaporated milk and 1% milk. The soup was garnished with sliced green onions. Delicious! Made for the Diabetic Forums event *Soups On*
This was really good chowda. I "played" with the recipe slightly. I added one rib of celery chopped, an extra potato, doubled up on the chicken stock and increased the milk (used half & half) to 12 oz.. and a pat of butter. I also thickened it slightly with cornstarch. These changes (served with bread) made our dinner wonderful & warm and filled dh's belly! Made for Everyday Holiday Tag-Jan'10,
We really enjoyed this. Some changes I made were to puree half of the soup. It gave it a creamy base but you still had great chunks of potato. I also used skim or 1% milk. I garnished with the bacon (it stays crisp that way) and chopped green onions. My husband liked it so much and even said it didnt need the clams! Thanks!!