My husband sure loves us! The way he shows his love is to cook... and cook... and cook! One of his most favorite meals to cook is clam chowder.
Bryan e-mailed his dad and requested his special clam chowder recipie to use for his cooking merit badge. Here's the recipie:
1 c celery, diced
1 c onion, diced
1 c carrot, diced
2 c potatoes, diced
1 can diced clams
3/4 stick butter
1/2 c flour
4 c half and half or milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
tobasco to taste
Chop your veggies and place in large pot, drain clam juice into pot with veggies, reserving the clams for later. Cover veggies with just enough water to almost cover the veggies. Simmer untill firm, but cooked.
While veggies are simmering, melt butter in large pot. Add flour and stir untill mixed. Cook untill bubbly. Then, slowly add cream or milk while stiring quickly. Cook and stir until just boiling. Add cream mixture and clams to veggies. Stir. Add salt, pepper, and tobasco to taste. ENJOY!!
We usually make a x3 or x4 sized batch for our family, and we always add an extra can of clams or two.
I'm thinking that the kids won't miss their dad half as much if they are eating his clam chowder on a regular basis ;)