Clam Chowder (The Best)

Clam Chowder (The Best)

  • Preparation 20 min
  • Cooking 45 min
  • Servings 4

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Ingredients

    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 small leek, white part only, chopped
    • 3 tbsp butter
    • 3 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 2 bottles (236 ml each) clam juice
    • 3 cups (750 ml) milk
    • 2 cups (320 g) potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 3 bay leaves
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
    • 1 ½ cups (225 g) corn kernels, blanched (from 2 ears corn)
    • 2 cans (142 g each) small whole clams, drained (discard the juice)
    • 5 oz (140 g) bacon, chopped
    • 20 small fresh clams, cleaned
    • ¼ cup (60 ml) water
    • 2 tbsp chives, finely chopped

Preparation

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