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Clam Chowder - Low Carb.

Recipe By : S. Grabin
Categories: Soups

1 pound Bacon
1 med. Onion
1 stalk celery
1 medium potato -- chopped into small cubes
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup chicken broth
4 cans clam, canned -- drain and save juice
be sure to read label -- some clams have sugar in the juice
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Parsley flakes

Fry bacon and set aside, save the bacon grease.
Chop the onion and celery together very fine, (puree in food
processor/blender if you can.)
Mix onion and celery with 3 Tablespoons bacon grease, cook over low/med heat
until soft, mixing occasionally.
Remove from heat, add clam juice, potatoes, and spices, mix well.
Bring to a boil, stir and reduce heat.
Cover and boil at medium heat until potatoes are soft (about 15 minutes),
mix occasionally.
Remove from heat and stir in heavy cream and chicken broth Crumble bacon and
add to recipe.
Cook until hot (Do not boil !)
Add clams just before serving to heat them through, they are already cooked.
Keeps them from getting rubbery.

Total servings: 8, only 4 carbs per serving
This is the best Clam Chowder I've ever had, and it's very filling.

5389 Calories (kcal); 413g Total Fat; (69% calories from fat); 320g Protein; 83g Carbohydrate; 1467mg Cholesterol; 8950mg Sodium

NOTES : Counts for canned clams based on 8.20 per cup, 4 cups

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