My Best Clam Chowder

My Best Clam Chowder

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A delicious, traditional, cream based chowder, this recipe calls for the standard chowder ingredients: onion, celery, potatoes, diced carrots, clams, and cream. A little red wine vinegar is added before serving for extra flavor.

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 501
Preparation time: 25m
Total cooking time: 50m


  • 3 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • 1   Drain juice from clams into a large skillet over the onions, celery, potatoes and carrots. Add water to cover, and cook over medium heat until tender.
  • 2   Meanwhile, in a large, heavy saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Whisk in cream and stir constantly until thick and smooth. Stir in vegetables and clam juice. Heat through, but do not boil.
  • 3   Stir in clams just before serving. If they cook too much they get tough. When clams are heated through, stir in vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 32.7g 50%
    Saturated Fat 20.0g  
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 712mg 28%
Potassium 892mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 28.4g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Protein 23.9g 48%
Sugars 2g  
Vitamin A 4116IU  
Vitamin C 27mg  
Calcium 218mg  
Iron 20mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 8mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 42mg  
Folate 64mcg