- 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 quarts milk
- 3 cans (6-1/2 ounces each) chopped clams, undrained
- 2 to 3 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground sage
- 1 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Minced fresh parsley
- Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
- Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute onions in butter until tender. Add flour; stir until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- Drain potatoes; add to Dutch oven. Add clams and remaining ingredients; heat through. Yield: 10-12 servings (3 quarts).
Reviews for New England Clam Chowder
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"My husband and son both said this was a restaurant-quailty chowder! It is absolutely delicious. I was looking for a little thicker soup (just my preference), so instead of milk, I used half-and-half. And I added a fourth can of clams! :)One great thing about this recipe: the ease!"
"I liked the flavor of this soup. Next time I will cook the potatoes a bit with the onion and celery to add a bit more flavor and a bit more cream."
"This recipe is fabulous!"
"Due to a previous comment, I used half of the thyme, but still did not care for the flavor. I wanted mine thick and creamy, so I used a quart of half and half and a quart of whole milk. I was pleased with the results. I added 2 minced garlic cloves and finely diced celery with the onions. I omitted the celery salt and sage. Overall, I was satisfied with my chowder, but it just wasn't my favorite."
"Best clam chowder ever!"