Quick Clam Chowder

January 31, 2021  Online Recipe Guide Avatar
Description This came from a favorite cookbook of mine. The Perfect Recipe. We have used this book many times in adapting recipes for CopyKat Recipes.
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2 slices thick-cut bacon
1 large Spanish onion, cut unto medium dice
3 Tbsp. Flour
4 cans (6 1/2 oz) minced clams preferably Doxsee (No MSG) Minced Clams; clams and juice separated 2 (8 oz.) bottles clam juice, preferably Doxsee brand
3 medium waxy red boiling potatoes
1 large bay leaf
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1 C. Heavy Cream
1 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
Grand black or white pepper
Fry minced bacon over medium heat in a large soup kettle until fat renders and bacon crisps, about five minutes.
Add onion to bacon and drippings, and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add flour; stir until lightly colored, about one minute. Gradually whisk in canned and bottle clam juices and 3 cups of water. Add potatoes, bay leaf, and thyme, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Add clams, cream, and parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and serve.


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