Carmelzied Onion and Bacon Chowder
Last week we had to go to Portland for a Doctor's appointment, so we didn't pass up the opportunity to go to one of our favorite restaurants, Walter's in the Old Port.
When I l ooked at the specials board I knew immediately that this chowder was on my list of things to get. It was just as good as it sounds. Barbara said I think I can make this, that was great she usually doesn't do things like that, but I was anxious to try her version. Barbara nailed it on the first try and I wanted to share it with you, I didn't get any pictures but hopefully next time.
5 good size onions thin sliced
1 pound of bacon, make it the good thick sliced, we used Primrose.
1/4 cup Chives
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 pint Heavy cream
1/2 cup half and half
Scallions to garnish
Cut bacon in 1/2 inch pieces, leave the fat on half the bacon and discard 1/2 the fat. Brown bacon, add Onions and cook slowly until carmelized. Add pepper to taste but remember you want to the flavor of the main ingedients to shine through.
To a large pot or a slower cooker add all ingredients. Heat slowly until hot enough to serve.