Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder
Recipe type: Soup
  • 3-4 potatoes cubed
  • 2-3 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1-2 can(s) of clams (I use the Bumblebee Fancy Whole Baby Clams and chop them – they have a better flavor)
  • ½ lb. bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. chicken base
  • 1 qt. half and half
  1. In a small saucepan, cook until tender (about 15 minutes): potatoes, celery, onion, juice from can(s) of clams, and enough water to almost cover.
  2. Meanwhile:
  3. Cook bacon. Remove meat and drain grease.
  4. In the same pan, melt butter.
  5. Add ½ c. flour and chicken base.
  6. Cook for 1 minute.
  7. Stir in half and half.
  8. Continue to stir until thick.
  9. Add bacon and the vegetables (with water) from above.
  10. Add chopped clams and season to taste with salt and pepper. (Sea salt makes a difference, if you have it.)