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Boston Clam Chowder


  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 3 cup milk
  • 3 cans minced clams
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 4 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. marjoram
  • pepper
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked (opt.)


Saute' onion, celery and pepper. Put in a large soup pot. Add milk, clams and juice, soup, potatoes and seasonings. Simmer until potatoes are soft. Just before serving add crumbled bacon, if desired.


By Robin from Washington, IA

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November 9, 20070 found this helpful

Please, please tell me - what size cans of clams and soup!!! I live in Spain, and although these items are available here sizes might be different (usually smaller). It sounds such a good recipe I don`t want to spoil it.


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RE: Creamy Clam Chowder
Post by mulberry204 (32) | (07/01/2008)
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I live at the ocean with a lobster fisherman husband. Here's New England Clam Chowder (or add fish, and /or creamed corn):
1. fry onions (I like a lot - maybe 3 medium onions)


2. add potatoes (I like about 6 medium)& water to just barely cover
3. add salt pork to potatoes (can use bacon strips - 2 or 3) cook;
4. when potatoes are soft, add clams canned or cooked & shucked or fish & cook until done; or add 1 to 2 can(s) creamed corn
5. add a can of evaporated skim milk & additional milk to make a nice broth
6. heat & add generous pepper
7. add a slice of butter on each bowl if desired
8. some people add flour to thicken.

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