“Just Right” New England Clam Chowder | Patreon

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When you see “Famous Clam Chowder” touted by an establishment, do you often find that it’s clam flavored potato soup, wallpaper paste, or both?

This has been too often my experience and so I’m showing you how to make it “just right,” Goldilocks.

This is a rather low-fat version of New England Clam Chowder.


  • 4 bottles of clam juice (I use Bar Harbor)
  • 4 cans of chopped clams (I use Bumble Bee)
  • 4 slices of bacon (1 per can)
  • 1 cup of diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup of diced celery
  • 1 cup of cubed potatoes
  • 4 cups of 1% milk
  • 2 rounded tablespoons of dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried bay leaves
  • 2-3 heaping teaspoons of potato starch depending upon desired thickness (alternatively, corn starch)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


First a little “theory.” There are three principle things:

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  1. pzo on July 13, 2018 at 16:02

    I was someone’s guest last month at Red Lobster and had some clam chowder.

    Campbell’s is better. By a lot. Double that if you use some cream for water.

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