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New England Clam Chowder

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Try this delicious version of New England Clam Chowder recipe. I am sure, once you taste this New England Clam Chowder, you'll always love to share it with your friends and family!
Ingredients
  Steamed clams 1 Pound (Canned Minced Clams Can Also Be Used)
  Potatoes 3 Small
  Bacon slices 3
  Onion 1 Medium
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
Directions

1. Scrub the fresh clams and soak in three changes of cold water to remove any sand. Steam them over 1 cup water for 8 minutes until they open. Discard the shells and chop the clams into small pieces. Strain the broth through cheesecloth to remove the sand.
2 Peel and dice the potatoes; derind and cut the bacon into small pieces. Peel and finely chop the onion. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 15 minutes.
3 Fry the bacon in a saucepan until 1 tablespoon of fat has been rendered. Remove the bacon pieces and set aside, then sauté the onion in the fat for 5 minutes. Add the strained clam broth or the liquid from the canned clams. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chopped clams, milk, cream, butter and, potatoes. Season with salt and simmer for 5 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
4 Ladle the chowder into individual bowls and garnishs each with a sprinkling of black pepper and the bacon pieces.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Servings: 
6

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