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Friday, April 02, 2021

2021 A to Z Challenge C is for Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder
3 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams
1 cup minced onion
1 cup diced celery
2 cups cubed potatoes
1 cup diced carrots
¾ cup butter
¾ cup all-purpose flour 
1 quart half-and-half cream
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 ½ teaspoons salt
ground black pepper to taste
Directions Instructions 
Step 1
Drain juice from clams into a large skillet over the onions, celery, potatoes and carrots. Add water to cover, and cook over medium heat until tender.
Step 2
Meanwhile, in a large, heavy saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Whisk in cream and stir constantly until thick and smooth. Stir in vegetables and clam juice. Heat through, but do not boil.
Step 3
Stir in clams just before serving. If they cook too much they get tough. When clams are heated through, stir in vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.



  1. We've never tried a clam chowder, you make it look possible.

  2. One of my favorite soups. Yummy.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Kathe. Big hug to you both and lots of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  3. In our home, clam chowder reigns supreme! And I have another recipe to consult! Cheers and enjoy a wonderful Spring Easter weekend.

  4. I don't eat clams, but my hubby will enjoy this one. :)Have a wonderful Easter. XO

  5. Kathe,

    I like clam chowder! The last time I had a really good bowl of this was when we were in Maine in 2004. I can't wait to go back now!

    Curious as a Cathy Looney Tunes A-Z Cecil Turtle Art Sketch. Happy A2Zing, my friend!


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