Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Corn and Clam Chowder

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I know! the cold weather is weeks away, but this one is for all to try. It's for the Diabetics, but good for all of us. It looks as good as it tastes.

2 slices bacon, cut up
3 medium potatoes peeled, cut into 1/2 " cubes (3 cups)
3/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
2 cups skim milk
2 (61/2oz) cans minced clams, drained, reserving liquid
3/4 teaspoons thyme, dried
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (15oz) can creamed-style corn
1 (11oz) can whole kernel corn,drained

In a 10" dutch oven, cook bacon over bottom heat, about 10 to 12 charcoals, until brown and crisp. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel to drain. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of pan drippings. Add potatoes, onions and celery to same oven; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add milk, reserved clam liquid, thyme and pepper; mix well. Reduce to 8 charcoals on the bottom, cover add 12 on top, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Carefully transfer 2 cups hot mixture to a food processor, (hand or electric) ; process until smooth, Return mixture to oven. Stir in cream-style corn, whole corn, and clams. Return to a boil. reduce heat to a simmer, 6 to 8 charcoals on the bottom, and 4 to 0 on top, for 4 to 6 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Serve chowder in 1 1/2 cup, bowls. Crumble reserved bacon, sprinkle over chowder.

3 starch
1 Fat or 3 Carbohydrate
1 Fat

Nutrition information Per Serving
Calories 208
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 730mg
Total Carbohydrates 40mg
Fiber 4g
Sugar 17 g
Protein 9g

1 comment:

  1. I like the way the ingredients read in this. Not sure of the availability of tin clams here though. I will investigate.