Monday, April 18, 2011

Clam Chowder

It's been kind of rainy lately so I decided to make a big pot of clam chowder.
Clam Chowder
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 medium potatoes, cubed
2 cans chopped clams (juice reserved)
1 cube (1/2 c.) butter
1/2 c. flour
1 quart (4 cups) half & half
salt and pepper to taste

Combine celery, onion, potatoes, and clam juice in a pot. Add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until veggies are tender.
In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and add flour. Stir briskly to create a white sauce. Add half & half, a little at a time and heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Add half & half mixture to veggie mixture. Stir in clams and heat until thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
This soup was great even as leftovers. Enjoy!

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