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Cathie's Clam Chowder

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Cathie West

Mmm, good! Oakies version of clam chowder. Don't forget the saltines! Add one more jar of clam juice, for those of you who like it clammy -- I know that's how my hubby likes it. Enjoy!

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  • Calories:
  • 271 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.4g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 377 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook bacon, celery and onion until onion is translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour to form a roux, cooking until bubbly. Whisk in 1 jar of clam juice, until smooth. Stir in onion mixture. Pour in half-and-half, stirring constantly. Stir in clams, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Season with pepper and serve.
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Ali
69
2/3/2006

I quadrupled this recipe for an office potluck at work, what a hit! Here are some of the changes I made: I sauteed the bacon, onions and celery, and added the flour to the bacon fat to make the roux. I love potatoes in my clam chowder so I diced up a couple pounds of potatoes and simmered them in a large stock pot of the clam juice and water. After the potatoes were tender, I added to bacon/onion/celery roux and thickend the broth. Then I added some milk and cream and the minced clams. It was so simple and sooooo good! This recipe is going in my book of keepers!

SBERDAHL
61
10/22/2003

This recipe is excellent, and very easy. Instead of using bottled clam juice, which can be gritty, I prefer the St.Ours clam broth you buy in a package and mix with water.

JOYCEETAY
45
2/7/2004

This clam chowder is awesome! I don't like potatoes in soup, so I'm always picking them out. When I found this without potatoes, I had to try it. I've made it twice now and it's is absolutely the best chowder I've ever had. Very easy to make and full of flavor. Thank you, Cathie!