3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Food > Food Talk And Fabulous Finds

Food Talk And Fabulous Finds Recipes, Healthy Cooking, and General Food Topics

Closed Thread
Thread Tools
Old 10-26-2004, 03:54 PM   #1
working off those pounds
VermontChick's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 692

S/C/G: 350+/ticker/150

Height: 5'5"

Default Chowder recipes??? My family loves it!

Hey guys! I have a family gathering coming up and I'd like to make some sort of chowder, because they all love it...Fish, Clam...whatever. My problem is, I can't find a consistent recipe!! I know what I want, but I can't seem to achieve it. You know, you go in restaurants and have that really yummy white creamy chowder.

Well...I can't seem to duplicate it!! I've tried to keep the calories down by using milk and flour instead of cream..but I'm thinking I need to use the cream because my family doesn't seem to like it!!

Here are the common ingredients I seem to have gathered from the DOZENS of recipes I have tried:

Bacon(or salt pork)
bay leaf
white wine (many recipes called for this)
clams (duh)
clam stock
cream (?)

I'm thinking you cannot replace cream with milk when you have picky eaters. Either that it's because I've been using canned clams
I know this isn't really diet related but I'd love to hear your recipes!!
VermontChick is offline  
Old 10-26-2004, 05:54 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2


Hello- my mom makes a Great Clam chowder using evaporated milk- you can get fat free...usually what I do is use two or three cans of the fat free, and a two of the light or whole milk. I don't like it really thick, but you can add a little corn starch (make sure you mix it with milk first) and stir it into the milk to thicken it.

Just make sure you don't get the sweetened (condensced milk- YUCK!)
glorib is offline  
Old 10-26-2004, 08:47 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 6


what about fatfree half and half, potatoes as thickeners (i.e. cook potatoes in clam or chicken broth, put broth, half potatoes, and ff half and half in blender and puree) and use that as your thickend creamy base?
jazzbo848 is offline  
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need recipes Jennifer 3FC Low Carb Archive 14 08-31-2002 08:35 PM
protein rich recipes jiffypop Weight Loss Surgery 3 07-19-2002 06:10 PM
Quick 'n easy recipes to make dieting fun! Greekgirl Food Talk And Fabulous Finds 20 05-29-2002 02:50 AM
storing recipes eljay Weight Watchers 1 03-08-2001 05:32 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:09 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2