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A clam chowder soup to be enjoyed. Uncle Bill's Tips: Fresh baby clams can be used instead of canned clams. In order to do this you will need 4 pounds of baby clams in the shell. First, steam clams in 2 1/2 cups water until they open. (Discard any clams that don't open.) Save the liquid and pour through a very fine sieve to remove any particles. Extract clams from the shell and add to soup; as directed in the recipe. You can also use the left over liquid in place of clam juice.


Recipe Summary

20 servings


Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In medium skillet lightly fry bacon over medium heat; drain off fat and discard. Add onions to bacon and saute approximately 3 minutes. Do not brown.

  • In a large stock pot add water and bring to boil. Once boiling add carrots, baby clams (including liquid), clam juice, potatoes, salt and pepper.

  • Using a food processor or blender, puree tomatoes. Add to stock pot along with bacon-onion mixture and bring to boil.

  • Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until carrots and potatoes are tender. Do not overcook.

  • Stir in celery and ketchup and cook for another 5 minutes.

  • Slowly add milk, stirring constantly while bringing just to boiling.

  • Finally, add instant potato flakes and cook for 3 minutes.

  • Adjust seasoning to taste. If soup is not to your desired thickness add more instant potato flakes, about 2 tablespoons at a time.

  • Remove soup from heat and let sit for about 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 14.4g; carbohydrates 22.1g; fat 7.6g; cholesterol 38.1mg; sodium 556.1mg. Full Nutrition