So good and SO yummy, AND easy to make! Here’s the link to the original and here’s the recipe:
America’s Test Kitchen Quick Clam Chowder
Serve this summer favorite with saltines or oyster crackers. (I’ll have it in the Winter, thanks!)
4 (6.5-ounce) cans minced clams
3 (8-ounce) bottles clam juice
1 1/2 pounds red potatoes , scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
6 slices bacon , chopped fine
1 onion , minced
2 cloves garlic , minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1. Drain clams through strainer set over medium bowl. Add bottled clam juice to drained liquid to measure 5 cups (add water if necessary). Bring potatoes, clam juice, bay leaves, and thyme to boil in medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to low to maintain gentle simmer.
2. While potatoes are coming to boil, cook bacon in large Dutch oven over medium heat until just crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute.
3. Pour potatoes and cooking liquid into pot with onion mixture, using wooden spoon to scrape bottom of pan. Add clams, cream, and parsley and simmer until potatoes are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.
I did it all in the Dutch oven.
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