New England Clam Chowder

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https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/new-england-clam-chowder/
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6 slices bacon ( chopped )
1/2 cup onion ( diced )
1/2 cup celery ( sliced )
5 tsp minced garlic
5 tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 lbs Russet potatoes ( peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes )
2 8 ounce bottles clam juice
3 cups chicken broth
1 10 ounce can whole baby clams ( drained )
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp chopped parsley
additional cooked bacon and oyster crackers or serving ( optional )
Nutritions

Calories
496

Sodium
672mg
28% DV

Fat
33g
52% DV

Protein
12g
25% DV

Carbs
31g
10% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV