Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Meatless Recipe for Lent - New England Clam Chowder
3 to 4 small cans of minced or chopped clams
1 can evaporated milk
3 cups low fat milk
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 to 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the garlic and onions and cook until onions are cooked. Add the clam juice from the cans of clams. Save the clams for later. Add the potatoes. Cook until the potatoes are almost done and then add the evaporated milk and low fat milk. Simmer on low until the potatoes finish cooking. Then add the clams. Salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1 half baguette. (or two of the demi baguettes from Costco), cut into cubes
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic powder (the one from Costco is very good)
Blend all ingredients together in a large bowl. Spread onto a large cookie sheet. Bake in oven for approximately 5 to 10 minutes or until croutons are golden brown.