Thursday, September 2, 2021

Clam Chowder Recipe

 


Grandma's Knock Off Recipe for Bratten's Clam Chowder


I am not sure where my husband's grandma got this recipe, but it was around before the internet was.  It is a great soup that everyone will enjoy.  


1 cup finely chopped onions

1 cup finely chopped celery

2 cups finely diced potatoes

Enough water to cover vegetables

Juice from Two 61/2 oz. cans clams

3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks)

3/4 cup flour

1 quart Half and Half


Put diced celery, onions, and potatoes into a small saucepan.  Cover with clam juice.  Add enough water to just cover the vegetables and bring to a boil on a medium heat.  Turn down the heat to low and simmer the veggies until done.  In a large heavy soup pot, melt the butter on a medium heat.  Blend in the flour and stir until smooth.  Add the half and half, a little at a time, while stirring constantly until smooth and thick.  Use a whisk.  It makes a difference.  When the sauce is thickened, turn off the burner and add the clams, vegetables including fluid.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy!



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