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Clam Chowder
    Clam Chowder


    Servings: 4
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Stovetop Time: 30 minutes
    Start to Finish: 45 minutes
    Times are approximate


    3 slices bacon cut in 1 inch pieces
    1 medium onion, minced
    1 can (6 1/2 to 7 1/2) minced clams, drained with juice reserved
    1 large potato, cubed
    1 can (10 1/2 oz.) cream of celery soup
    1 1/2 cups milk
    Dash of pepper
    Oyster crackers, optional

    Suggested Items:
    can opener
    medium skillet
    paper towels
    medium saucepan with lid


    Cook bacon in medium skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.

    Discard all but 2 tablespoons bacon drippings, saute onion in drippings 4 or 5 minutes.

    Add clam juice to potatoes in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook over low heat until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

    Reserve a few pieces of bacon for garnish. Add remaining bacon, minced clams, cream of celery soup, milk and pepper.

    Cook over low heat until heated through.

    Garnish with reserve bacon.

    Serve with crackers.

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