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New England Clam Chowder

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Clam chowder or soup is a popular dish served in restuarants and is made at home. The dish is a thick soup consisting of vegetables and meat. There are many variations to this recipe. Clam chowder is basically a classic comfort food.
Ingredients
  Bacon slices 2
  Chopped onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic clove 1 , minced
  Chopped clams 2 Can (20 oz), undrained
  Peeled diced baking potato 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Clam juice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1
  Fat free milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Parsley sprigs 2
Directions

Cook bacon in a dutch oven until crisp.
Remove it from pan. Leave some dripping in the pan.
Crumble bacon and set aside.
Add onion, celery, salt, thyme and garlic to the dripping and cook until vegetables are tender.
Drain clams. Add clam liquid, potato, clam juice and bay leaf to the pan.
Bring it to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until potato is cooked.
Remove bay leaf.
Combine milk and flour. Mix until smooth.
Add flour mixture to pan and boil.
Keep stirring. Add clams and cook.
Sprinkle with bacon and parsley.
Serve.
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Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Ingredient: 
Clam, Seafood
Interest: 
Healthy
Servings: 
4
Homemade clam chowder is a classic comfort food that is hearty and satisfying. Watch this video to make a thick soup with vegetables, clams and meat. The dish is low fat, healthy and delicious, a must try on a cold winter night. The video is interesting, step wise and worth watching!

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