Serve this classic chowder with oyster crackers and as much hot sauce as you desire.
Makes 4 servings
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.