Ingredients:
4 1/2 C potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic
1 C onion
1/2 C celery
*4 – 6oz cans clams (see notes)
*1 – 8oz bottle clam juice (see notes)
1 tsp salt
1/2 – 1 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
1/4 C flour
3 1/4 C half and half
5-6 slices of bacon
1/2 tbsp bacon grease

(Adapted from http://www.bakedbyrachel.com/2010/11/slow-cooker-new-england-clam-chowder/)

5 pounds of clams = 2 cans of minced clams + one bottle of clam juice for the fresh clams and reserved cooking liquid

(Adapted from http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/new-england-clam-chowder-recipe.html#ixzz1bqxr7CfP)

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