Mom's Clam Chowder

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

This chowder always disappears. It disappeared when my mom made it, and it's a hit now with my family too!

Top Review by ratherbeswimmin

Sue L, my dear, this is just divine. WOW!! It disappeared at my house too. Creamy and buttery. I liked the use of cayenne for some spiciness. Comfort food extraordinaire. Thanks. I look forward to making this all winter long ;D

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook potato in 2 cups water with pinch of salt until tender, but do not drain.
  2. In a small pan, saute onion in butter until tender; add flour, cayenne, and celery seed; stir well.
  3. Drain juice from clams into potatoes and reserve clams for later.
  4. Add parsley and milk to potatoes, and stir well.
  5. Heat potato mixture, and add onion/flour mixture, stirring constantly until thickened slightly.
  6. Stir in clams; and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Cook for 5-10 minutes more or until heated through.
  8. Serve.

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