The past few days have been pretty cold. I thought tonight would be a good night for some soup. I made Clam Chowder (for my hubby) and Bacon Potato Chowder for the rest of the family.
1/4 cup chopped bacon (I had some leftover from breakfast this morning)
1 small onion, chopped
3 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash or 2 of pepper
2 cups canned milk
*In a saucepan, cook bacon and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp and onion is tender, drain off fat. Since I had some leftover from breakfast this morning, all I did was chop up the bacon and cook with the onion until bacon was warm and onion was tender. When I don't have any leftover I cook it.
*Drain clams, reserving liquid from 2 cans. Add enough water to measure 1 cup if needed. Stir in all 3 cans of clams, clam liquid, potato, salt and pepper into bacon and onion. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until potato is tender.
*Stir in milk. Heat, stirring occasionally. Just until hot. Do not let it boil. Soup will curdle