Rating: 4.08 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A chunky, delicious chowder with a back-east taste.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain juice from the clams into a medium size pot, set the clams aside. Add water or bottled clam juice. Add potatoes and onions to the pot and cover. Cook over a medium heat until potatoes are soft. Stirring occasionally.

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  • Add milk, evaporated milk, butter or margarine, parsley, thyme, seafood seasoning, celery salt, salt and pepper to taste, cracker crumbs and clams.

  • Simmer until soup is about to boil, be careful not to let it boil. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

559 calories; protein 28.7g; carbohydrates 70.1g; fat 18.5g; cholesterol 83.4mg; sodium 618.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2003
Thick creamy and delicious. I used 2% milk and evaporated milk to keep the chowder fairly low-fat and it's still very rich tasting. I also used a 12 oz can of clams (instead of 6 1/2) for a little extra. This hit the spot on a cool rainy evening and tasted even better the next day for lunch. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/07/2007
One star is to much for this recipe but there is nothing lower. this mess tasted like soda crackers and milk everyone in the house tasted it and said it was not good. Read More
(11)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2003
Thick creamy and delicious. I used 2% milk and evaporated milk to keep the chowder fairly low-fat and it's still very rich tasting. I also used a 12 oz can of clams (instead of 6 1/2) for a little extra. This hit the spot on a cool rainy evening and tasted even better the next day for lunch. Read More
(25)
Rating: 1 stars
01/07/2007
One star is to much for this recipe but there is nothing lower. this mess tasted like soda crackers and milk everyone in the house tasted it and said it was not good. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2006
Changed recipe to serve 8. Added half a large onion and one large carrot(instead of 2 onions) a can of cream of celery milk to equal 4 cups of milk added a little garlic powder & basil. Didn't add the crushed saltine crackers. Was absolutely delicious! Will make again. Thank you Wilma. =) Read More
(10)
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Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2005
I really wanted to love this recipe. It seemed like a healthy alternative to the clam chowders with cream or half and half. Unfortunately I wasn't pleased with the result. It was thick but the crackers made it seem mealy. My husband and daughter thought it was great but even after doubling the clams and using all clam juice instead of water I thought it lacked flavor. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2004
Absolutely excellent and soooo easy to make. Creamy tasty and very comforting. I made it a rainy gray cold day and all the family enjoyed it so much! Way to go Wilma! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2004
This chowder was very good--although it didn't have a strong enough clam flavor (even though I used an extra can of clams with the extra juice). It was actually better the next day. I began by frying some chopped bacon and sauteing the onion in the bacon grease because I've never seen a recipe for clam chowder without bacon or salt pork. Then I followed the recipe as printed sprinkling the bacon bits on the top of each bowl. I actually liked the idea of thickening with crackers instead of a flour/butter roux though this may account for the starchy flavor versus the more appealing clam flavor. I'll use this again though perhaps using bottled clam juice in place of the water. Thanks for posting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2003
Wilma you out-did yourself with this one. So thick it wouldnt even fall off the spoon. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2008
I pureed potatoes and onions added broccoli and 2 tbl spoons of flour instead of crackers. Quite tasty!Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/12/2006
Followed directions to a "T" but we did not think that there was a lot of flavor. Thanks for letting us try. Read More
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