1 bottle of clam juice(8oz)
1can of minced clams in clam juice
1 small onion
1 large potato, 2 medium potatoes, or a handful of fingerlings
4oz of heavy cream
Bacon or rendered bacon fat.
Step 1: Mise en Place!
Small dice your onions(1/4'x1/4'x1/4').
Peel and dice your potatoes. You want to be able to pick up each piece of potato easily with a spoon so medium dice(1/2'x1/2'x1/2') should be fine. Making sure to cut each cube roughly the same size for even cooking.
Open your can of clams so you can drain the liquid into your chowder easily.
Shred you cheddar
Measure out your cream
In a medium sized pot cook your bacon until crispy, and the fat has been rendered out. Remove the bacon to let drain.
If you're starting out with pre-rendered fat then heat it on medium heat.