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World's Best Clam Chowder

A husband pleaser!

Ingredients

  • 2 (6 1/2 ounce cans) clams
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3 cup diced potatoes
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar

Instructions

  1. Drain juice from clams and pour over potatoes. Add enough water to cover. Cook for about 10 minutes then add sugar, vinegar and salt. Cook until potatoes are tender.
  2. Melt butter, sauté celery and onions; then add flour and blend. Add half and half and milk stirring constantly. Add potatoes (do not drain) and mix thoroughly. Add clams. Garnish with crisp bacon.
  3. Serve steaming hot with your favorite bread.

Posted by Olga at Recipe Goldmine 8/18/02 7:17:54 pm.