Learning how to cook your own food is something that is a wonderful tool for life. If you enjoy clam chowder, why not try to make your own at home?
You can freeze it in small containers to heat at a later date.
Eating healthy is important but learning to cook the foods you enjoy is one of the fastest way to educating yourself to a healthier life style.
This recipe is delicious and not too difficult to make. Take your time and enjoy the flavours and experience of cooking at home.
3 c. white potatoes (diced – uncooked)
5 c. water
1 package of bacon chopped and fried (cook bacon – drain fat)
1 onion (diced)
2 garlic cloves (crushed and chopped)
1/2 cup of diced carrots
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
1 green pepper (diced)
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon of thyme
2 cans of clams
Cook bacon in large pot, remove fat but leave enough in the pan to saute the veggies. Put all the veggies into the pot with the bacon, and add water.
Cook for about an hour on simmer, then add the clams along with the juice and cook another 15 minutes.
If you want a thicker soup, add 1 teaspoon of flour to 1/2 cup cold water and shake or mix until flour is dissolved.
Add it to the soup and boil for at least 5 minutes.
Serve in your favorite soup bowl add salt and pepper to taste.