Ingredients
1/2 lb onion, diced
1/2 lb celery, diced
12 oz red potatoes, large diced
2 cans chopped clams and juice
32 oz half & half
32 oz clam juice
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp basil
To Taste - white pepper
4 drops Tabasco
1 oz bacon grease (or oil)

1/2 lb roux
Roux:


1/4 lb butter


1/4 lb flour


Melt butter, blend in flour to make roux.



Instructions

1. In a 2 gallon stockpot, cook onion and celery in bacon grease until translucent.

2. Pour in chopped clams in juice, clam juice, diced potato and seasoning; blend well.

3. Bring to simmer over medium heat, for 5 - 10 minutes.

4. Add half & half, increase heat until it comes to a slow boil.

5. Add roux slowly, mixing well. Keep mixing until well incorporated.
6. Reduce heat - simmer for 15 minutes.
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