Make New England Clam Chowder Recipe
1 large leek, split and rinsed, sliced thinly
1 potato, peeled and chopped into small, bite-size pieces
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) butter
2 tablespoons flour
Salt and pepper to taste
13 ounces canned, whole, baby clams with juice
4 cups heavy cream or 2 cups milk and 2 cups cream
Chives, chopped, for garnish

In heavy saucepan over medium heat, sauté leek, potato and parsley in butter until the potato is tender and leek is golden, about 12 minutes.

Sprinkle flour over potato mixture and add salt and pepper to taste. Stir continuously for 2 more minutes. Add clams and clam juice; slowly stir in cream. Cook while stirring (but do not allow to boil) for 5 minutes or until thick and hot. Garnish with chives and serve hot. Serve in hollowed-out small rounds of crusty bread for a complete meal. Makes 4 servings.
Source: Houston Chronicle – Dec. 4, 2001