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Clam Chowder

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While Kara and I were dating, she invited me to her home for dinner.  She prepared the entire dinner by herself with this as the main course.  It was at this moment that I knew I had to marry her!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (6.5 oz) cans of clams OR 3/4 lbs minced clams
  • 1 C onions, finely chopped
  • 1 C celery
  • 3/4 C butter
  • 1 qt half & half
  • 1/2 t sugar
  • 1 C diced carrots
  • 3 C diced potatoes (bite-sized)
  • 3/4 C flour
  • 1/2 t salt
  • pepper for taste

Directions:

  • Cover vegetables with water and cook until tender.
  • Melt butter and flour slowly for 1-2 minutes. Do not brown.
  • Add half & half slowly.
  • Stir until smooth and thick.
  • Add to cooked vegetables.
  • Add clams undrained.

Portions: 8-10