Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Winter Comfort

Have you ever gone out to eat and in the offering was clam chowder, and you thought to yourself, yumm, I’m really hungry for some of that, only to have it arrive and taste like an unrecognizable dish? All clam chowders are not created equal. Here is a recipe for the best ever clam chowder. It came from friends of my Parents from their Rexburg days. This is our family Christmas Party requested main dish.

Clam Chowder-------Mary Kaaiakanamu
2 cups minced clams
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced celery
2 cups diced potatoes ( I don't Peel mine)
¾ cup butter
1 quart half and half
½ teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
Drain clam juice into pan (reserve clams)
Add potatoes, celery, onions, cook till potatoes are tender. ( you can add small amount of water just to cover potatoes)
Set a side. Melt butter in pan. Whisk flour salt and pepper into melted butter, & slowly add half and half. Stirring over low heat, until mixture thickens. Add potatoes, and clams. Heat through and serve.

Ok, so it's not very "low Cal", but it's way good and is sure to please even you non sea food loving family members. It's fast and easy to take to a family pot luck, or to a "souper salad" night at church. It works well in a slow cooker to take in to a sick friend. Enjoy


1 comment:

beth at aunties said...

That is what we enjoyed on Christmas Eve also:)
Enjoy a good evening:)