New England Clam Chowder

Coastal Living
New England Clam Chowder Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty

Serve this classic chowder with oyster crackers and as much hot sauce as you desire.

Makes 4 servings


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2 cups water
1 large potato, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 cups minced clams, with juices
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter


1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 10 minutes or until potato is tender.

2. Add clams, and return mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and let stand 20 minutes.

3. Stir in cream and butter. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thoroughly heated.

Created date

November 2010