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Old 11-30-2011, 09:26 PM   #17
The Gristle Eating Giant
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Made a low(er) carb clam chowder tonight. Best chowder I've had in years.

8 strips of bacon
2 cans clams
1/2 cup onion - finely chopped
1/2 cup celery - diced
1 medium rutabaga - cut into small cubes
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried sage

Cook bacon in heavy skillet ( i used a cast iron dutch oven, saves on dishes later) and remove once crisp. Crumble the bacon Save the fat for next step

Add onion and celery to hot fat and cook under tender. Remove veggies, add chicken stock, clam juice, rutabaga, pepper, and sage. Cook for about 20 minutes or until rutabaga is tender.

Add veggies, cream, bacon, and clams, cook on medium heat for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.
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