Hatteras Style Clam Chowder

Hatteras Style Clam Chowder


"This is 'Hatteras style.' I work in a restaurant near the North Carolina coast and make this two times a week. I have scaled down the batch for home use. It is very simple. You can also use the bacon grease to saute the vegetables in. "


50 m servings 297 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 34.3 g
  • 69%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 1079 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion, celery and carrots in oil until they begin to soften. Stir in potatoes, clams, clam juice, thyme, pepper and bacon. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
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  1. 34 Ratings


I am going to ask a stupid question. If you are using 2 cans of clam and juice, where are you getting the 3 qts of clam juice? When I go to my place at beach and I go to fish market and get my ...

I have been looking for a clear broth chowder recipe for awhile. Although this recipe is very good, I think it is worth it to note that if you go to your local fish market to get the broth, it ...

I love this recipe! Hatteras Style Clam Chowder is the only chowder I will eat! I am mot a fan a milk/cream based soups, this recipe is the best on a cold winter day!

Love this recipe because it's the alternative to the creamy version (I'm lactose intolerant).\ It's hard to find so much clam juice in the store, however. I just top it up with chicken broth!

I live in Cape Hatteras, NC!! And trust me, this recipe is a local favorite. After you try it, you will NEVER eat creamy or tomato based chowder again!

My husband and I love the clear broth clam chowders and go to seafood festivals to enjoy them. This recipe was very close to the the festival servings. I've made it for my family and also took...

Not bad, but the broth needs thickening in my opinion. I used less water; rendered the bacon and put the browned bacon side and saved 1 tablespoon of the shortening to saute the onions, carrots ...

The best chowder I've ever made. My customers want it to be the house soup.

This wonderful clam chowder, just like my sister Kathleen used to make. She was from Mathews Co., VA, right on the Chesapeake Bay. Cook the vegtables with the bacon. I used fresh clams, finely g...