Monday, July 4, 2011
1 lg onion, chopped
1 small celery stick, chopped
1medium shredded carrot
1 cup water
1/2 t thyme
1/4 t fresh cracked pepper
3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
4 c milk
1/4 c pl flour
1 cup or 1 can, drained sweet kernel corn
1 t salt
2 cans drained clams (packed in water, not oil etc)
Saute onion, celery, and carrots in bacon grease for approx. 5 minutes.
Add water, thyme, cracked pepper, and potatoes. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Whisk the flour into the milk, breaking all lumps. Add milk, salt, and corn. Heat 5 minutes.
Add the drained clams last. You want to heat them, but not 'cook' them or they will toughen.
Serve with crackers or fresh bread! Top with parsley or crumbled bacon.