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Manhattan Clam Chowder

Source: www.cookbooks.com/Recipe-Details.aspx?id=882158

Ingredients

  1. 1 Tbsp. butter
  2. 2 slices bacon
  3. 2/3 c. onion, diced
  4. 1/2 c. celery, diced
  5. 2 tsp. green bell pepper, finely minced
  6. 1 clove garlic, minced
  7. 1 c. potatoes, peeled and cubed
  8. 1 tsp. salt
  9. 1/4 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
  10. 1 bay leaf
  11. 2 c. boiling water
  12. 2 c. tomatoes (stewed or canned)
  13. 1 Tbsp. catsup
  14. 2 c. clams, chopped fine (with liquid)
  15. 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  16. 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  17. 1 tsp. parsley, minced

Directions

  1. Melt butter and slowly fry the bacon in a Dutch oven until golden.
  2. Remove and save. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic.
  3. Saute until onion is transparent. Add potatoes, celery, bell pepper, bay leaf and boiling water.
  4. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and catsup. Simmer until potatoes are soft.
  5. Add clams, thyme, cayenne pepper, parsley and bacon. Simmer 3 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
  6. Adjust seasoning and serve.