Monday, January 26, 2009

Clam Chowder

It was cold in Louisiana today, 35 degrees. I know that doesn't seem cold for those of you in Utah and Idaho, but I was freezing. It was definitely soup weather and clam chowder sounded to good. The picture doesn't do it justice, but trust me it is YUMMY!

Grandma Lee's Clam Chowder

2 cans clams
1 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery
2 cups chopped potatoes
3/4 c. butter
3/4 c. flour
1 qt. half and half
salt and pepper to taste

Put chopped vegetables in pan and drain clam juice on vegetables. Cover with enough water just to cover the vegetables. Simmer until tender. Set aside. Melt butter and add flour. Add half and half. Stir until blended. (this will be thick) Add juice and vegetables. Add clams. Serve hot.

*I used 1 pint of half and half and 1 pint milk


Mindy said...

Yay for a post! I am chilled to the bone right now and that chowder looks awesome! I especially love the little oyster crackers. This could very likely be my answer for dinner tomorrow.

Ang said...

I showed my mom your cooking blog tonight and although she has always thought very highly of you, she now thinks you are out of this world. She was very touched by this being a tribute to your grandmother.

Hope you are OK with me stealing the picture of the zuppa soup and putting it on my blog! I'm way impressed with myself (all because of your great recipe) tonight and had to blog about it!

Hannah said...

Does it need to be cold outside to eat chowder? Does 65degrees count as cold? I say yes! Eat chowder all year! Thanks for the recipe, yum.

Robyn said...

I use to hate clam chowder, but now it is one of my favorites! So glad you posted this recipe. It was really good to see you last week too.

Katie L. said...

I love it but I wish that my kids would eat it like yours! Yummy!