Creamy Clam Chowder & Garlic Thyme Crackers
Garlic Thyme Crackers:
cups Oyster Crackers
Tblsp. Garlic Powder
tsp. Dried Thyme
- 1 cup Onions, diced
ea. 6 oz. Cans Chopped Clams
cups Clam Juice, bottled
cup Celery, diced
cups Potatoes, diced & par-boiled
cup Unsalted Butter
cup All Purpose Flour
tsp. White Pepper, ground
pint Heavy Cream
- 1/2 cup Garlic Thyme Crackers
Method of Preparation for Crackers:
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees. Melt butter with garlic powder and thyme. Spread crackers on cookie sheet. Drizzle butter mixture over top cracker to lightly coat. Toss crackers. Place in oven and bake for 7-12 minutes or until crackers are golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes. Serve crackers with clam chowder. May be stored in an airtight container and kept for 4 days.
Method of Preparation for Clam Chowder:
Add clam juice to a small pot. Drain clams in can and reserve liquid. Heat juice to a simmer. Add juice from canned clams. In a medium pot melt butter. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add flout and whisk into onions and butter. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Slowly whisk in heated clam juice, making sure there are no lumps. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
Add celery and potatoes. Bring back to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Add clams and heat through. Whisk in cream. Heat to a simmer and serve. Garnish with garlic and thyme crackers.