Clam Chowder Fest

makin bacon
Makin' Bacon

Hey folks, week late post, but made promise to myself that I’d keep this up.

Wanted to do some sort of soup in the crock & felt like I needed some type of dish w/ some gumption so I landed on Clam Chowder. This is one of my all time favs. I don’t so much consider it in the soup philum (thinking more of chili w/ clams & milk). So, that doesn’t really make any sense, none the less – love me some clams (no sexual innuendo here).

This is pretty much a painless operation to make this chowder happen. I was going to get all foodie on your asses, but lost all my will & just wanted to eat some chowder. So here goes:

  • 2 small cans clams – don’t drain
  • 1 package bacon – center cut works best w/o fat fatty fat fat
  • 1 medium onion – diced as small as you can
  • 3 potatoes – cubed kinda small
  • 1  cup water
  • 1 tblsp pepper
  • 1 cup 1/2 & 1/2
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2-2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tblsp red pepper flakes
cooked chowder
Chowder & Biscuits

Crock on:

  • cook bacon – this is for the best so you don’t get botcholism (crumble the bacon after cooking)
  • put bacon & clams in crock
  • add rest of stuff – execpt for 1/2 & 1/2 & milk
  • cook on HIGH for 3 hrs
  • in the last hr: stir cornstarch into the 1/2 & 1/2 & milk – then add to crock
  • turn crock to LOW for 1 hr

Serve w/ hot biscuits (I just did the flakey pilsbury ones – always tasty & loaded w/ serious carbs)

Top w/ a sprig of parsley or cut up parsley & sprinkle over the top. This makes it fancy pansy.

Once again, this is almost better once it has sat a day & you have the leftovers cause ingredients have coagulated.

Clamtastic!

 

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