New England Clam Chowder II144 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 30 min
- Ready In: 50 min
“Minced clams with potatoes and onion simmered in a broth of clam juice and half-and-half. A great, hearty soup to start a meal off with, or can even be a meal in itself.” - by CHIEF2
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- In a large saucepan over medium high heat, fry the bacon until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, reserving the bacon fat in the pan, crumble and set aside.
- In the same saucepan with the bacon fat, saute the onion and potatoes for 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the flour and stir well to coat.
- Pour in the clam juice, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
- Add the half-and-half and minced clams and season with salt and pepper to taste. Finally, whisk in the heavy cream, if desired. Allow to heat through, about 5 minutes. Garnish with the parsley and crumbled bacon. (Note: Do not boil if adding cream.)
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 526 cal
- 30.8 g
- 47.2 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (144)Rate This Recipe
"This is a great recipe for when you're craving clam chowder, and don't want to wait. Here in Rhode Island, we have an abundance of clams, so I make this one often, using quahogs that my boys dig up. ..." See more My one issue with this recipe, as-is, is that you have to make sure that the flour is adequately cooked, or you get that raw-flour taste. In order to do this with the sautee-the-flour-with-the-potatoes method, you run the risk of making the potatoes a bit mushy. If you have a bit more time, make a roux by melting a 1/2 stick of butter and cooking the flour in it for about 5 minutes. Wisk the roux in with the dairy before proceeding with step 4. You'll have a creamy and nicely thickened chowder with no lumps!"
"This soup is outstanding. I was able to cut a lot of fat from the recipe with the following changes, and no loss of flavor: drain most of the bacon fat, there is still enough in the pan to cook the po..." See moretato and onion. Use 2 cups of clam broth, and equal parts cream and skim milk until you get your desired thickness. I usually use more skim milk than cream. This may make the soup a little thinner, but I like it that way :) and its much healthier, so you can eat more and not feel guilty! Go ahead, have the 2nd bowl!"
RaisinKane aka Patti
"Really good recipe. Only reason I didn't give it 5 is I will make a couple of changes next time. I will add celery when cooking the onions & potatoes. Also I will not drain the clams and maybe add ..." See moresome more. I did thicken at the end with a corn starch mixture as we like our chowder thick. Thanks for the post."
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