Thursday, February 12, 2009

Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder
  • 2 (6 1/2 oz.) cans clams(chopped or minced, depending on the size of clam chunks you like)
  • 1 c. chopped celery
  • 1 c. chopped onions
  • 2 c. diced potatoes (I used red and kept skin on)
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/3 c. flour
  • 1 qt. half & half (I used nonfat, and it was great!)
  • 1 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  1. Drain clams, save juice. Combine vegetables, clam juice, and enough water to cover vegetables.
  2. Simmer till vegetables are soft. Add clams and cook 2 minutes.
  3. In a separate pan, melt butter. Whisk in flour and cook to make a roux (2-3 minutes-no lumps). Add half & half, salt and pepper and cook until thick. Add to vegetable mixture.
  4. Serves 8.
This was a tasty soup! Olivia even ate it..well, with exceptions of the clams and potatoes and celery. Ha ha. Anika loved it, as she is a willing eater for the most part. We'll make this again. Great for leftovers. Quick, too. Instead of getting out another pan, I melted the butter in the microwave, then whisked in the flour, and dumped that into the pot with the veggies and clams and stirred for a minute or so. Then I added the half and half to that...the consistency was just fine that way, so if you want to make it even faster, feel free to do that.


Cristina said...

I am loving this blog. We tried your crock pot chicken & broccoli and loved it. Today I am going to make the magleby's rolls, thanks for all the great recipes!

cold cocoa said...

Thanks Cristina. I'm glad you like the recipes!

Emily said...

I'm not sure how I found your blog, I guess I'm some kind of cyber stalker! ha JK!! But I'm glad I found it! Everything looks yummy...I don't eat seafood, but that chowder is very tempting!!