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       Title: NEW ENGLAND CREAMY CLAM CHOWDER
  Categories: Soups
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       4    Slices bacon or salt pork
     1/2 c  Onion, finely chopped
       4 md Potatoes, peeled, diced
       2 cn Minced clams with liquid
            -(6 oz. each)
       1 c  Bottled clam juice
       1 c  Half-and-half
            Salt (to taste)
            Pepper (to taste)
     1/2 c  Whipping cream (optional)
       2 tb Parsley, finely chopped
  
   1. In a large heavy saucepan or skillet, saute bacon or pork until brown
   and crisp. Drain on paper towels. Dice or crumble.
   2. In same skillet saute chopped onion and potatoes for a couple of
   minutes. Sprinkle with flour.
   3. Add clam juice from cans and from bottle. Stir to combine. Bring to a
   boil. Simmer, stirring from time to time, until potatoes are soft, about
   15 minutes.
   4. Add half-and-half and season to taste with salt and pepper.
   5. Add minced clams. Heat until simmering. Do not boil. Add whipping
   cream, if used. Sprinkle with parsley or diced pork or bacon. Serve
   immediately.
  
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