May 11, 2024

Clam Chowder

I knew going into this one that it wasn’t going to be great chowder. I knew that because I made this Clam Chowder a long time ago while I was creating my own recipe. I did end up using a lot of the ideas from this one in mine, such as steaming whole clams and using the resulting juices in the chowder.


The thing that struck me right away about this one is that it’s very heavy on the potatoes. Six cups is a lot – I only used a bit more than 4 cups and it was still too much.

ingredients prepped

Even after using the stick blender: too many potatoes in the chowder. I stopped blending when I thought I might be starting to make clam-flavored mashed potatoes.


Also, I forgot to get a photo of the soup in bowls. Anyway, the chowder is fine. It’s passable and we ate the whole batch over the weekend, but I wouldn’t make this recipe again.

Clam Chowder

  • Crowd: 3/5
  • Ease: 3/5
  • Tossed a tablespoon of butter into the rendered salt pork fat
  • Recipe used way too many potatoes. I used a little more than four cups, which is 3 medium sized russets. Would recommend no more than 2 russets.
  • Ended up probably using 3 cups of milk instead of the two called for in the recipe. Otherwise, there wouldn't have been enough to cook the potatoes.