Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Clam Chowder

I love clam chowder and always wanted to try to make it at home. I found this recipe one night and it was so good that I ate one bowl and my husband ate the rest of it! It was perfectly thick and delicious!
This is said to be Red Lobster's version which we no longer have any around!

Clam Chowder-shard from Copy Kat Recipes
2 cups russet potatoes,diced 1/2"by 1/2"
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup flour
2 celery stalks, diced small(optional)
2 tbsp diced green onions(white bulb only,omitted)
2 cans minced clams, not drained
1/3 cup clam juice
1 pt half and half
1/2 cup 1% milk
1 tsp salt(to taste)

Place potatoes in a small pan and cover with water. Cook until tender. Drain. Set aside.

In a 2 qt saucepan, melt butter and add onions and celery cook until onions are translucent. Stir in flour and cook for another minute. Add half and half a little at a time while stirring briskly. Mixture should look like thick cream. Add in salt, clams, clam juice, milk, and potatoes. Stir and bring to a slow boil. Turn heat down and let simmer for 15 mins. Stirring frequently.

Calories per cup-293
fat 17g

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