Monday, July 4, 2011

Clam Chowder...

3 T bacon grease
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.


The Prudent Homemaker said...

This looks delicious!

Donna said...

Thank U Brandy!

Joy said...

Looks great and I LOVE your new look by the way! Sorry we haven't been in touch things have been crazy around here, we lost all but 7 hens to predators and we aren't sure what they even are, our cow is getting sold and the barn is getting built..Ive had so many things happen and been so busy really miss you, and hope to talk to you soon. Pray for us! I have two babies that are very sick right now with 103 temps.
hopefully will get to talk to you soon

Donna said...

Oh Joy- summer colds are the WORST!
We will be praying they are well soon an that no one else gets it!
Hate to hear that about your hens- ugh!
Would you like the boys to bring a shotgun and keep 'night watch'? ;-)

Joy said...

YES I would love the boys to come and bring a shotgun and keep night watch! PLEASE!!!