Main Dishes

Chunky Clam Chowder

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I love Fall and Winter. The air is cool and crisp and there is nothing better than homemade bread and a nice bowl of soup. This is my Mother-in-law's recipe. It is simple and wonderful. With big chunks of fresh vegetables so there is no guessing what is going in your mouth.

1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 cans chopped clams
1 cup diced onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 large carrot peeled, cut in half, and sliced (optional)
2 cups chopped potatoes (I use russets because they are nice and starchy and will help thicken the soup)
1/2 cup flour
4 cups milk (I use 2 cups half and half, 2 cups milk)
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
fresh ground pepper to taste
Drain the clams reserving the juice. Cut the vegetables adding to a pan. Add in the clam juice with the vegetables and enough water to completely cover by 1/4 inch. (Don't add too much water or else the...
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Nutritions

Calories
6214

Sodium
10233mg
426% DV

Fat
151g
232% DV

Protein
511g
1023% DV

Carbs
668g
227% DV

Fiber
35g
143% DV
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