Family · Food

Clam Chowder & Cheesy Biscuits

IMG_0100.JPG**This would be a perfect Lenten meal if you skip the bacon and sauté onions and potatoes in olive oil instead.

Chowder

3 strips bacon, chopped

1 cup chopped onion

2 cups cubed frozen hash browns

2 cans (6.5oz each) minced or chopped clams –We like one of each

1 bottle (8oz) clam juice

1 bay leaf

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp. dried thyme –If you don’t have it, skip it. I can’t tell the difference.

¼ tsp. black pepper

1 & ½ cups milk or half-n-half

 

Start rendering bacon in 4.5 qt. Dutch oven or soup pot then add onion. Cook 3-4 minutes until onion starts to become translucent then add hash browns and continue cooking 5-7 minutes.

Add clam juice, clams in their juice, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and pepper. Stir, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until potatoes are tender.

Reduce heat to low, add milk, and stir. Cook until milk is heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve at once.

 

Biscuits

2 cups AP flour

1 tbsp. baking powder

1 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. garlic powder

¾ tsp. salt (divided)

¾ cup unsalted butter (divided)

1 cup milk

1 pkg. (8oz) shredded cheddar or Colby cheese

 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt ½ cup (1 stick) butter in microwave and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, sugar, garlic, and ½ tsp. salt; whisk to combine. Add melted butter and milk and whisk just until flour is wet (do not over-mix). Fold in cheese gently.

Drop ¼ cup spoonfuls on baking pan and bake 10-12 minutes.

Melt remaining ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter in microwave and stir in ¼ tsp. salt.

Remove biscuits from oven, brush with melted butter and serve.

 

 

 

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