Best Clam Chowder Recipe

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A classic clam chowder recipe for any time of year, with perfect tastes of bacon and clams. The flavors mingle together into a delicious Best Clam Chowder!

INGREDIENTS:

8-10 bacon strips, divided
2 Tbsp. butter
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 leek, finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
3-4 small potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
1 bottle (8 ounces) clam juice
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups half-and-half, divided
3 cans (6-1/2 ounces each) of whole clams, chopped into chunky pieces, drained
Bay leaf
Chopped fresh chives or green onions, for garnish

DIRECTIONS: 
  1. In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; set aside. Add butter to the drippings (you can spoon out some of the drippings if you don’t want to ues that much); saute celery, leek, and onion until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the potatoes, broth, clam juice, salt, pepper and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Get full recipe >> Best Clam Chowder @ reluctantentertainer.com

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