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Foodie Friday

26 Feb

Are you ready for your weekend foodie fix? Since half of us are wearing snow boots and the other half are wearing galoshes, I’ve decided to delight your taste buds with both a northern and a southern specialty…clam chowder and crab pie!

Clam Chowder:

1.5 lbs. chopped, sauteed clams
2 C. bottled clam juice
2 slices bacon, chopped fine
1 small diced onion
2 T. all-purpose flour
4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
3 C. cream
1 bay leaf
1 t. thyme
salt and pepper

Saute chopped clams in a pan sprayed with non-stick spray. Set aside. In a large pot, fry the chopped bacon on medium-low heat. Add the onion and stir until cooked. Add the flour and stir for another 2-3 minutes. Whisk in the clam juice and simmer. It should resemble a gravy consistency. If it’s too thick, you can thin it with more clam juice. Add the potatoes and simmer until cooked. Add the cream, clams, and bay leaf. Stir. Simmer on low for 5 minutes, stirring frequently as not to scorch the cream in the pot. Add thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir. Turn off and remove pot from burner. Cover the pot and let rest for 10 minutes. Serve with crackers.

Crab pie:

2 nine-inch pie crusts, baked for five minutes
1 lb. canned crab meat
4 eggs
2 T. all-purpose flour, sifted
1 C sour cream
1 C. milk
8 oz. grated Gruyere cheese
8 oz. grated cheddar
1 T. minced onion
1 T. minced green bell pepper
2 T. minced red bell pepper

Bake the pie shells for 5 minutes and allow them to cool. In a medium bowl, beat eggs. Mix in milk and sour cream. Mix in flour. Gently STIR in rest of ingredients, mixing well. Try not to break up the crab. Evenly distribute crab mixture into pie shells. Bake at 350* for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle of pie is clean.

Enjoy!

~ Jericha Kingston

 
11 Comments

Posted by on February 26, 2016 in Jericha Kingston, Recipe

 

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11 responses to “Foodie Friday

  1. Linda W. Yezak

    February 26, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Oh, yum! I want to eat at your house.

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    • jerichakingston

      February 26, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Come on down, Linda!

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  2. kararhunt

    February 26, 2016 at 7:19 am

    You can tell I’m a Midwesterner because I had no idea there was such an item as crab juice! Sign me, Missing Out in the Midwest!

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  3. kararhunt

    February 26, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Ooops. I meant clam juice. See what I mean? 🙂

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    • jerichakingston

      February 26, 2016 at 11:32 am

      No worries, Kara! There are lots of foods I’m learning about!

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  4. Pegg Thomas

    February 26, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Oh, boy, if my hubby wasn’t deathly allergic to shell fish … I’d be all over these!

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    • jerichakingston

      February 26, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Oh dear. It would be awful to be allergic to shellfish!

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  5. Jodie

    February 26, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I’m not overly fond of seafood…but I’ll be sure to pass this along to my son who loves to cook and eat seafood. 🙂

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    • jerichakingston

      February 26, 2016 at 11:33 am

      I love both surf and turf, Jodie!

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  6. Robin Patchen

    February 26, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I love clam chowdah. Reminds me of home. I have no idea why I never make it. Thanks for the recipe–I think I’ll try it.

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    • jerichakingston

      February 26, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Oh, I’m nervous to have a new Englander try it! If you do, let me know how it stacks up to the real deal! 😉

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