New England Clam Chowder II Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 4 slices bacon
<br>- ½ cup chopped onion
<br>- 4  potatoes, peeled and cubed
<br>- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
<br>- 1 cup bottled clam juice
<br>- 1 cup half-and-half
<br>- 2 (6 ounce) cans minced clams
<br>- salt and pepper to taste
<br>- ½ cup heavy cream (optional)
<br>- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: In a large saucepan over medium high heat, fry the bacon until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, reserving the bacon fat in the pan, crumble and set aside.
<br>step 2: In the same saucepan with the bacon fat, saute the onion and potatoes for 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the flour and stir well to coat.
<br>step 3: Pour in the clam juice, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
<br>step 4: Add the half-and-half and minced clams and season with salt and pepper to taste. Finally, whisk in the heavy cream, if desired. Allow to heat through, about 5 minutes. Garnish with the parsley and crumbled bacon. (Note: Do not boil if adding cream.)
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Ingredients
- 4 slices bacon
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cup bottled clam juice
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 2 (6 ounce) cans minced clams
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup heavy cream (optional)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions
step 1: In a large saucepan over medium high heat, fry the bacon until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, reserving the bacon fat in the pan, crumble and set aside.
step 2: In the same saucepan with the bacon fat, saute the onion and potatoes for 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the flour and stir well to coat.
step 3: Pour in the clam juice, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
step 4: Add the half-and-half and minced clams and season with salt and pepper to taste. Finally, whisk in the heavy cream, if desired. Allow to heat through, about 5 minutes. Garnish with the parsley and crumbled bacon. (Note: Do not boil if adding cream.)

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