Clam Chowder
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Serves: 6 servings
This recipe is the famous Bratten's recipe, which is heavenly! The problem with this recipe is it comes with a whopping 519 calories per bowl.
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup celery, finely diced
  • 2 cups very finely diced potatoes (peeled)
  • 2 (6½ ounce) cans minced clams, and juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3⁄4 cup butter (not margarine)
  • 3⁄4 cup flour
  • 1 quart half-and-half (cream)
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
  • pepper
  1. Put the prepared vegetables in a saucepan. Drain juice from clams and pour over the vegetables.
  2. Add enough water to BARELY cover the vegetables. .Simmer, covered over medium heat till barely tender. (DO NOT overcook!).
  3. In the meantime make the white sauce portion of the recipe by melting the butter in another medium saucepan. Add flour. Blend and cook, stirring constantly; add the cream. Cook and stir with wire whip, until smooth and thick. It is important that you stir constantly while cooking.
  4. Combine vegetables portion with the white sauce portion. Add clams and vinegar. Do not continue to cook because it will make the clams rubbery
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1½ cup Calories: 519 Fat: 41.4 g Saturated fat: 26.5 g Unsaturated fat: 1.9 g Trans fat: 11.4 g Carbohydrates: 29 Sugar: 8.5 g Sodium: 942.2 mg Fiber: 2.5 g Protein: 8.6 g Cholesterol: 129.8 mg
Recipe by Homemaking Divas at