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THE WORLD’S BEST NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER

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Ingredients

  • 6 slices thick bacon, medium sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1/4 ts poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 ts Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 bottles clam juice
  • 5 cans chopped clams, drained with juice reserved
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 ts dried parsley
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Croutons

Instructions

  1. Render bacon in large pot on medium heat, until crispy. Add butter. Stir in onion, celery, and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes or until tender. Add the poultry seasoning, Italian seasoning, and bay leaf. Stir in flour and cook for another 5 minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes and all clam juice. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer until potatoes are almost tender.
  3. Add milk and heavy whipping cream and bring to a simmer. Add the clams and cook for about 2 minutes. Stir in the parsley. Season with salt and pepper is desired.