Hearty New England Oyster Chowder With Rivels

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Recipe by Crafty Lady 13

I revised an Oyster Chowder recipe given to me by a friend and came up with this hearty Oyster Chowder with Rivels (small dumplings). It's quick and easy to make and very filling. Please note: the quantity of the ingredients is an approximation because I don't normally measure ingredients when I cook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a stock pot saute onions in butter. Add oysters and saute for additional 3 - 4 minutes. Add milk, potatoes, parsley, basil, salt and pepper.
  2. As chowder is cooking, make rivels. Beat together egg, milk, salt, pepper and parsley. Add enough flour to form a soft dough. Bring chowder to a slow boil and drop small bits of dough into the chowder, stirring occasionally. (I use two small spoons, one to scoop up a little dough and the other to scrape the dough off the spoon into the chowder.) These will turn into little dumplings otherwise known as rivels.
  3. Simmer until potatoes are cooked through. If you wish to thicken the chowder, mix 3 tablespoons flour with 1/3 cup milk to make a smooth paste. Slowly add a little bit at a time to chowder stirring constantly until chowder thickens.

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