This recipe was passed on from a friend as we were discussing Eating Normal. Admittedly, I had some trouble getting the ingredients needed for the clam chowder out of 200 One Pot Meals. It called for watercress which is out of season at the moment ( and something I’ve never seen before). The fresh clams would cost almost twenty collars. As dedicated as I am to cooking, I’m not twenty dollars dedicated to the recipe.
While wandering the market the other day, my husband and I spotted the canned clams that were on sale as two cans for four dollars. This is a much easier requirement to meet, and this recipe calls for canned clams rather than fresh. So, here we are.
I read recipes. I swear that I do. But sometimes, I get things out of order. The recipe calls for two tbs. Of fat, which I added. But I also added two tbs. Of flour. Much more than the recipes calls for. The clam juice thickened up to the point that my potatoes stick to the bottom of the pan, so I added some water to thin it out. This worked, and they were able to stew appropriately.
I made this last week, and my husband has asked for it since. I just wanted to make a potato soup today. He asked me to add clams to it. This will stay in the rotation.
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