New England Creamy Clam Chowder Recipe

Step 1

In a large heavy saucepan or skillet, saute bacon or pork until brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels. Dice or crumble.

Step 2

In same skillet saute chopped onion and potatoes for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle with flour.

Step 3

Add clam juice from cans and from bottle. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Simmer, stirring from time to time, until potatoes are soft, about 15 minutes.

Step 4

Add half-and-half and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Add minced clams. Heat until simmering. Do not boil. Add whipping cream, if used. Sprinkle with parsley or diced pork or bacon. Serve immediately.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 Slices bacon or salt pork
  • 1/2c Onion, finely chopped
  • 4md Potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 2cn Minced clams with liquid
  • -(6 oz. each)
  • 1c Bottled clam juice
  • 1c Half-and-half
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2c Whipping cream (optional)
  • 2tb Parsley, finely chopped

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