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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.
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. =)
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.
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.