New England Clam Chowder

March 10, 2012 10:16 PM EST
New England Clam Chowder
New England Clam Chowder (Photo: Flickr)

3 slices bacon
1/3 onion, chopped
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup heavy cream
2 cans minced clams
1 cup bottled clam juice
salt and pepper to taste
1tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, fry the bacon until crisp. Reserve the bacon fat in the pan; set aside.
2. In the same saucepan, saute the onion and potatoes for 5 minutes with the bacon fat. Coat with the flour.
3. Pour in the clam juice, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer until potatoes are tender.
4. Add the heavy cream and minced clams; season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Garnish with crumbled bacon and parsley. Serve with crackers.

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