Easy Clam Chowder
I love clam chowder!! I love chowders of all kinds for that matter. ~smile~ Last week I made a batch of clam chowder and took some pics to share how easy it is to make. I buy my clams at Costco. They come in a very large can, 51 ounces to be exact. I find them to be the best price in my part of the world. I made a huge pot of it. You can cut this recipe down in size to meet your family’s need. It’s pretty versatile.. Here is the recipe according to how I made it..
Crystal’s Clam Chowder
5lbs potatoes, peeled & cubed
1 large onion, chopped
1 cube (stick) butter
1 large can clams (mine was 51 oz), drain, reserving the liquid – you will use some of it for the chowder
1 can corn, do not drain
Reserved clam juice
Put peeled, cube potatoes into a large pot (8 quarts). Cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until fork tender. Drain most all of the water.
While the potatoes are simmering heat a large frying pan on medium high heat. Put butter in pan and melt and add chopped onions. Cook until the onions are soft and slightly browned, set aside.
Add cooked onions to drained potatoes. Add corn and all the liquid from the can. Add drained clams.
Now add milk until you have a thick stew like consistency. Add reserved clam juice until it is chowder/soup consistency. Add salt & pepper to taste. If it is too thin for your preferences, simply mash up a few of the potatoes to thicken.
Here it is in pics..
Cover 5lbs potatoes with water and simmer until tender…
Drain most all the water…
While potatoes are cooking, sautee onion in butter until onion is soft and slightly browned…
Put sautéed onions, corn and drained clams to the potatoes..
Add milk to make a thick stew consistency, and then add enough of the reserved clam juice to make a chowder/soup consistency. Salt & pepper to taste. If too think, mash up a few of the potatoes to thicken. Heat & serve..