Sweet Clam Chowder
This is a rich and creamy seafood chowder, garnished with crispy bacon. It's almost guaranteed that nobody will clam up when they taste the scrumptious soup. When you're looking for a recipe to bowl you over, this is the one.
2 (6 1/2 oz. cans) clams 1 cup chopped onions 1 cup chopped celery 3 cup diced potatoes 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup flour 2 cups half-and-half cream 2 cups milk 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar 1/2 tsp. vinegar
Drain juice from clams and pour over potatoes. Add enough water to cover. Cook for about 10 minutes then add sugar, vinegar, and salt. Cook until potatoes are tender. Melt butter, sauté celery and onions; and then add flour and blend. Add half and half and milk stirring constantly. Add potatoes (do not drain) and mix thoroughly. Add clams. Garnish with crisp bacon. Serve steaming hot with your favorite bread.