How to Cook Appetizing New England Clam Chowder

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New England Clam Chowder.

New England Clam Chowder You can cook New England Clam Chowder using 15 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of New England Clam Chowder

  1. It's 4-6 ounces of bacon, diced.
  2. You need 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter.
  3. Prepare 1 cup of chopped onions.
  4. Prepare 4-6 tablespoons of flour.
  5. It's to taste of Fresh ground black pepper.
  6. Prepare to taste of Thyme.
  7. It's 5 cups of cooked diced potatoes.
  8. It's 1 quart of half and half.
  9. Prepare 1 cup of chicken broth (made from knorr homestyle stock).
  10. You need 3 (6 1/2 oz) of cans minced clams or 3 (6 1/2 ounce) cans chopped clams.
  11. It's 1 cup of clam juice.
  12. You need of Chopped Italian parsley.
  13. You need to taste of Fresh lemon juice.
  14. It's of Hot pepper sauce.
  15. You need of Salt.

New England Clam Chowder step by step

  1. Fry bacon until crisp.
  2. Remove bacon, set aside to be used later.
  3. Add butter to bacon grease, when melted add onions and saute until golden.
  4. Stir in flour and cook over low heat 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir in pepper and thyme.
  6. Add chicken broth, half and half, and potatoes.
  7. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. (Be careful and watch that it doesn't cook above a simmer or very long!).
  8. Add clams, clam juice, parsley; simmer another 5 minutes; stirring occasionally..
  9. Add lemon juice, pepper sauce, and salt to taste.
  10. Serve with oyster crackers.