I have never made clam chowder before. My 8 yr old dug up clams over the weekend, so I was determined to use them in this soup. It was pretty easy, even though cutting up clams was kind of gross. I washed and diced the clams pretty small. I diced the bacon and fried it in the bottom of the soup pot. When it was crisp I added the onions and cooked until about done, then threw in the clams. In the meantime, I was simmering the diced potatoes in a bottle of clam juice, for a stronger clam taste. I mixed a cup of milk with some flour and poured that into the bacon/onion/clam mixture and stirred until thick. Once the potatoes were tender, I threw them w/the clam juice into the soup pot. I then added more milk until I reached the right consistancy. This was fantastic clam chowder - better than any I've had at a restaurant. I was pretty happy with myself! And my daughter was proud too, though she wouldn't touch the stuff with a 10 ft pole...
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I have never made clam chowder before. My 8 yr old dug up clams over the weekend, so I was...