Top-ranked recipe named "Cape Cod Clam Chowder"
This New England classic is well-loved by our family.
"Excellent, this is going in my recipe notebook. Been looking for a good basic clam chowder recipe. I added bottled clam juice instead of the water and 1/2 cup finely chopped celery and omitted the Worcestershire sauce ( I do not like) and substituted fresh nutmeg. Will definitely make again."- sunnygal
Drain clams; reserving liquid. Add enough water to reserved liquid to measure 2 cups liquid; set aside.
In a large saucepan, fry salt pork or bacon until crisp; remove bits of pork or bacon and set aside. Add reserved liquid, potatoes, and onion to fat in saucepan. Cook, covered, about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Stir in clams, 2 cups of the milk and the light cream. Stir remaining 1/2 cup milk into flour; stir into chowder. Cook and stir until bubbly. Cook 1 minute more. Add Worcestershire sauce, 3/4 teaspoon salt and dash pepper. Sprinkle pork or bacon atop.
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laurel_fedor_1 8 months agoVery tasty, easy, and my husband loved it. I would reduce the amount of milk and add a bit of cornstarch next time to make it a thicker consistency. I could probably whip this up again in ten minutes (not including boil time).
MasterDeeLite 1 year agoThis recipe was simple and super delicious! My boyfriend can't stop saying how good it was! :)
sunnygal 1 year agoExcellent, this is going in my recipe notebook. Been looking for a good basic clam chowder recipe. I added bottled clam juice instead of the water and 1/2 cup finely chopped celery and omitted the Worcestershire sauce ( I do not like) and substituted fresh nutmeg. Will definitely make again.
flylooper 2 years agoPretty basic but very good recipe. I added celery, finely chopped red and green bell pepper and a couple of cloves of garlic. For thickener, I added some mashed potato powder I had laying around. Came out great.
Audreyjones25 2 years agoI also added celery, garlic, old bay seasoning and dill to the soup but since I made just a bit more i decided to add a can of tuna! Superb!
lisachrisman1 2 years agoMade this for dinner tonight with grilled ham n swiss. It was delish!!
gracemiller 2 years ago
cindyclark1 2 years agoVery good recipe. Reminds me of the clam chowder my mom used to make. Used frozen clams we harvested from the coast last year. This recipe is a keeper and will definitely make again.2
Wypyhr 3 years ago
Brentprice85 3 years agoExcellent recipe. My mother grew up with a tradition of having Clam Chowder on Christmas Eve and she always wants some this time of year. This is the best chowder recipe we've had in years. Thanks.