Cold winter Sundays watching playoff football scream for a large pot of chowder. A thick hearty soup warms the body and soul. My mom used to cook this in my youth, but I perfected the recipe about 5 years ago by doubling the bacon and adding lump crab meat.

Any recipe that starts with 2lbs of bacon has to be good! This is the ulitmate comfort food, best served in a sourdough bread bowl. It takes about an hour to cook, but is worth every second.

  • 2 lbs bacon
  • 28 oz canned clams
  • 6 – 8oz lump meat crab
  • 5 – 7 large russet potatos
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 stalk celery
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pint half and half
  • 1 pint non-fat milk
  • small sourdough loaves for serving (read more…)