*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
               ALL-AMERICAN CLAM CHOWDER  (BUSH FAMILY FAVORITE)
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----LIZ JONES VXRF36B-----
    6      slices        Bacon -- cut crosswise 1/2"pc
    1                    Large onion -- finely chopped
   14      ounces        Canned minced clams -- drained
                         liquid reserved
    2                    Potatoes;(6oz ea) pared -- and cubed (2 cups)
    2      cans          Cream of celery soup
    3      cups          Milk
      1/8  teaspoon      Pepper
 
 1.  Cook the bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Remove the
 bacon with a slotted spoon to paper toweling to drain. Coarsley chop bacon
 and set aside. 2. Carefully pour off all but 1 Tablespoon of the bacon fat.
 Add the onion to the Dutch oven; cook over medium-low heat until tender and
 lightly browned, about 6 minutes. Add the reserved liquid from the clams
 and the potatoes.  Lower heat; simmer, covered, until the potatoes are
 tender, about 15 minutes. 3.
 Add the celery soup, milk and pepper to the Dutch oven. Gently heat
 through; do not boil. Stir in the reserved clams and bacon.  Gently heat
 through.  Serve the chowder immediately.
 
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