Potato Bacon Clam Chowder

Potato Bacon Clam Chowder

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Nichol 1

"A white, cream-based chowder, this recipe adds more then the usual ingredients. I added skin-on red potatoes, spinach leaves, mushrooms, and bacon for both flavor and texture. I don't always measure exactly, more of an eye for ingredients as I go along. Feel free to experiment."

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  • Calories:
  • 1059 kcal
  • 53%
  • Fat:
  • 74.1 g
  • 114%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.6g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 42.4 g
  • 85%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 288 mg
  • 96%
  • Sodium:
  • 1455 mg
  • 58%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place bacon in a large, heavy saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels. Pour bacon drippings into bowl and reserve.
  2. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in the same saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onions in hot butter until soft, 5 to 8 minutes. Add potatoes, 1/2 the bottle of clam juice, celery, carrots, mushrooms, 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, cover the saucepan, and cook until vegetables are just tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large pot over medium heat. Whisk flour into melted butter until smooth. Whisk milk, half-and-half, and cream into flour mixture until smooth and slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir vegetable mixture, bay leaves, thyme, and dill into cream mixture. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until vegetables are tender and chowder is hot, 15 minutes.
  4. Stir minced clams, spinach leaves, and reserved bacon drippings into chowder. Cook until clams are heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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rebelangel
2/14/2015

Lovely recipe. Did I miss something? Mine had clams.

ssunnyone
2/14/2015

I do not understand all the reviews from ppl who said there were no clams.. it is listed in the ingredient list AND added to soup in step number four. "STIR IN MINCED CLAMS...". THTIS IS A MARVELOUS RECIPE, tho I did not add the spinach.

Cookieman
1/7/2014

This does look like a good recipe but personally I would not go through all the work and not add the clam. With that said, if someone didn't like the clams then this would be a good recipe, although I have not made this particular recipe it is very simular to one I have made several times. PS: To "Ron the Cook", yes, you add the bacon at the end with the drippings, keeps the bacon from melting into the chowder.