Homemade Clam Chowder Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • Red potatoes (diced into bite sized pieces)
  • 3 bacon strips chopped into pieces
  • 2½ cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 stalks of celery (diced)
  • Kosher Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon of thyme
  • 3 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup of chicken broth
  • 13 oz of canned clams WITH liquid
Instructions
  1. Boil the potatoes with salt until cooked through and tender.
  2. In another pot (a deep pot with a wide surface), cook bacon until cripspy. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add the onions and celery to the bacon grease and add the butter. Saute until nice and tender. (add some salt and pepper at this point)
  4. Meanwhile, warm your milk in the microwave.
  5. Stir the thyme and flour into your veggie mixture and cook while stirring for about 2 minutes (long enough to get the "raw" taste of the flour)
  6. Pour in the chicken broth and then pour in your milk and stir while scraping up any bits from the bottom of the pot (this is where the flavor is!)
  7. Bring this to a simmer over medium heat.
  8. Add potatoes and clams with liquid and cook until heated through (4-5 minutes)
  9. Serve with crispy bacon pieces on top.
Recipe by A Southern Mom at https://www.asouthernmom.com/homemade-clam-chowder-recipe/