Potato Clam Chowder

Potato Clam Chowder

"I ran across this recipe in one of my antique cookbooks. It's a timeless classic I like to prepare for friends and family throughout the year, but especially during the holidays."
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  1. In a 3-qt. saucepan or Dutch oven, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon; set aside. Saute onion in drippings until tender. Add flour; stir until smooth. Drain clams, reserving juice; set clams aside. Gradually add water and clam juice to pan; cook and stir over medium heat until smooth and bubbly. Add salt, thyme, savory, pepper and potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring often. Add bacon, clams, milk and parsley; heat through.

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This was a great chowder recipe. My 6 yr old turned her nose up at it and said it didn't look good, but after tasting it she loved it and wants to eat it every day. I made a couple changes. I...

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This was pretty good but I would leave the thyme out the next time.

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This was a great chowder recipe. My 6 yr old turned her nose up at it and said it didn't look good, but after tasting it she loved it and wants to eat it every day. I made a couple changes. I...

I have never made clam chowder, and this was easy and very good! I used chopped clams instead of minced so that clams would be a little larger.

This is similar to a chowder I make called Down East Chowder. Instead of using fresh potatoes I use bagged shredded hashbrowns. It gives it a more meaty texture.

My sister and I really liked this soup. The only thing we didn't like was the amount of parsley. It was overpowering. We're going to make it again with much less parsley and a little more ...

This is a very good clam chowder. I substituted Jennie's 99% fat-free turkey bacon for real bacon, and used NuSalt to lower the sodium, and it turned out just fine. As a bonus, I made it for a C...

VERY YUMMY!! I had a bottle of clam juice that I wanted to use up, so I subbed it for the water. And I didn't have any milk, so I used half-and-half, instead. Also...I had only 4 strips of ba...

This was a very tasty, flavorful dish, but it was a bit thin. I would recommend putting in some cornstarch or flour to thicken it.

Really wonderful recipe. I used more bacon, substituted half and half for the milk and added a can of sweet corn. My husband had me make it twice in one week...he loves it!

Excellent soup, used 1/2 and 1/2 instead of milk.

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