Mom’s Delicious Clam Chowder

Submitted by Erin   ~   The Sisters Cafe

1 c. chopped onion

1 c. chopped celery

2 c. diced potatoes

¾ c. butter

¾ c. flour

1 qt. half-and-half (sometimes I use whole milk, to make it healthier)

2 (6.5-oz) cans minced clams

1 ½ tsp salt

1 ½  Tb red wine vinegar

pepper to taste

 

Drain clams and reserve liquid.  Pour liquid over prepared vegetables.  Add water to barely cover the vegetables.  Simmer over medium heat until vegetables are almost tender (this won't take too long).  In a saucepan, melt butter and add flour, making a roux with a whisk.  Stir while adding cream.  Cook and stir until smooth, without boiling.  Add the roux to the vegetables and add clams, salt, vinegar, and pepper.   Serve in warm bread bowls.

Makes 8 servings.