Creamy Corn & Clam Chowder with Crispy Polenta Croutons

 

We love clam chowder...we love corn chowder..so I thought I'd combine the two and add a crispy crunch on top.

What you will need

1 1/2 cups yellow corn meal

3 cups water

2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup sliced green onion

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

4 ears corn, kernels cut off and cobs reserved

4 strips bacon

2 tablespoons plus 6 tablespoons butter

1 cup diced onion

2 cups diced potatoes (3/4 inch dice)

Four 6.5 ounce cans chopped clams, juice reserved ( or if you have fresh clams, about 1 1/2 cups chopped ,likker reserved)

4 tablespoons yellow corn meal

1/2 cup of half and half

Polenta croutons

Sliced green onion for garnish

Salt and pepper to taste

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