New England Style Clam Chowder
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Gather the family together to enjoy a new take on a favorite recipe with the added crunch of LAY'S® Classic Potato Chips. In just a half an hour, you and your family can savor the flavor of this fresh-tasting, hearty dish. The potato chips complement the creamy clam chowder with a surprising, crispy texture that's sure to spread smiles and good cheer. Use leftover chips from this Party Size bag to make the recipe a second time, or double or triple the recipe to serve guests at a party or larger family gathering.
Cook the bacon in a large pot until just under crispy.
Add the butter, onion and celery and sauté until softened, stirring often.
Stir in the flour and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the chicken stock, the juice from 2 cans of chopped clams, cream, bay leaves and potatoes, and whisk to get out any flour lumps.
Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently until the mixture thickens.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 20 minutes, stirring often, until the potatoes are nice and tender.
Add the clams and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Cook another 2 minutes.
Crush the LAY'S® Classic Potato Chips. Serve the chowder with the crushed chips on top.