Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Clam Chowder for a Crowd

Here is another work recipe that I have made a few times now. When I first looked at the recipe, I nearly had a heart attack! Bacon! Butter! Whipping cream! I thought, You want me to feed this to seniors? Seriously? I was a little shocked. But apparently, this is one of the most popular soups on the menu. And after I made it, I had a bowl myself, and it was sooooo gooooood. Sinfully good. No wonder it's popular!

Clam Chowder

8 slices of bacon, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 onions, diced
4 potatoes, diced
3 cans baby clams, with nectar
1 lb butter
2 cups flour
1 liter water
2 tsp chicken base
2 liters whipping cream
2 tsp each basil, parsley, and ground pepper

Cook the first five ingredients in a large pot until veggies are just tender. In a separate, smaller pot, melt the butter. Add flour and make a smooth paste. Add this to the veggies and combine. Add liquids, and the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a simmer to thicken. Serve.

OK, we don't use whipping cream where I work, but rather a mixture of 10% and milk. It works just fine and tastes great!

6 comments:

A Year on the Grill said...

bacon, butter, cream... You can cook for me in my declining years (next week)

Judith said...

OMG!Talk about clogged arteries!but what a way to go!

Pierce said...

Holy crap! I this post through Reader and I couldn't WAIT to see the photo ...it did not disappoint.

Lucky seniors......

Gledwood said...

When I was studying Business Law, I once asked two Spanish girls how they would say in their language "tort of negligence" ~ the answer they gave: "torta de negligencia" means "negligent pie"..!!

Just thought I'd share that with you. Your blog title reminded me!!

laytonwoman3rd said...

This sounds divine. But for an ignerrint Amurrican --what is 10%, please?

Wandering Coyote said...

@ Laytonwoman3rd: Welcome! 10% is cream with 10% milk fat. We also call it half & half.

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