New England Clam Chowder I350 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 30 min
- Ready In: 45 min
“Hot and hearty recipe that will warm you up on cold winter days.” - by Debbie2
Original recipe yields 8 servings
- Place diced bacon in large stock pot over medium-high heat. Cook until almost crisp; add onions, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in water and potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and cook uncovered for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.
- Pour in half-and-half, and add butter. Drain clams, reserving clam liquid; stir clams and 1/2 of the clam liquid into the soup. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until heated through. Do not allow to boil.
Amount Per Serving (8 total)
- 396 cal
- 22.5 g
- 24 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (350)Rate This Recipe
"My 5 star rating comes with a caveat. After reading several reviews complaining about a)the potatoes not being thoroughly cooked enough, b) it was too watery, and c) it wasn't "clammy" enough, I made..." See more the following modifications to the recipe: 1) Rather than cooking the potatoes uncovered, I covered them. Even doing so required a full 20 minutes to soften the potatoes, and 2) Rather than throw out half of the clam juice, I added it all. But not before I put 2 tablespoons of flour in it for thickening. After adding, I brought it back to a boil and stirred until "the desired thickness was acheived" My wife, a New England clam chowder aficionado (I prefer Manhattan-style) proclaimed it to be the best she's ever had. SCORE!!"
"Reading the reviews before making this recipe I made the following changes: I used bottled clam juice instead of the water (1 ½ cups); 2 cups half-and-half and one-cup heavy cream instead of 3 cups h..." See morealf-and-half, and 3 - 10oz. cans of clams. The other adjustment I made was to use 1-cup ham instead of bacon as I find that bacon gets to soggy in soups, the ham is a perfect substitute and give the soup a bit more bite."
"I was looking forward to this recipe and followed it exactly. I made no changes and was very disappointed with how it turned out. The soup was very watery and had an unusual texture. I also think it w..." See moreas just a tad bit too chunky for my tastes (cook the potatoes longer?). I plan on looking for additional clam chowder recipes to try and leave this one alone."
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