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Duke's Clam Chowder

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4 slices bacon, diced
1 medium onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 lb new potatoes, cooked and diced
4 cups half-n-half
1/2 cup cream
1 1/2 cups chopped clams
1/3 cup flour
3 ounces butter
1 1/4 cups clam juice
2 tsp chopped basil
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/8 cup parsley
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp dill
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook bacon until translucent. Add butter, onions, celery, garlic, and all seasonings except parsley. Cook until tender. Add flour and cook for 3 or 4 minutes over low heat. Add all dairy products and clam juice. Heat just under boiling point. Add clams and potatoes. Bring to a boil slowly and cook for 2 or 3 minutes. Add parsley and serve.

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This recipe came from a wonderful gentleman I had the fortune to work with in advertising about 20 years ago, and every time I make it, it gets rave reviews.

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