​New England Clam Chowder: A Super Bowl® Party Must for Any Patriots Fan! by Donna John

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7 months ago
​New England Clam Chowder: A Super Bowl® Party Must for Any Patriots Fan!

You knew it was coming. How can you have a Super Bowl® get together, pull for the New England Patriots and not have clam chowder? You can’t. Really ... you just can't.

You'll need:

  • 4 - 5 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped small
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups half and half or heavy cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 – 3 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cans clams, plus their liquid
  • oyster crackers or slices of toasted baguette

Here's how to make it:

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. To the bacon grease (you can remove some if you feel it’s too much) add the butter chopped onion and celery. Cook until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add the flour and stir until blended.
  4. Slowly pour in the milk, whisking, until it’s smooth. Add the half and half or cream, potatoes and bay leaf. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Add the clams and their liquid and the bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Heat through. Serve with oyster crackers or toasted baguette slices. 

For a party, the chowder would be fun served in shot glasses or small mugs. 

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