World’s Best Clam Chowder

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Do you make the world’s best clam chowder? If not, I have the best recipe anywhere, and I mean anywhere! When Mark and I were dating clear back in 1968 we would go to this restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah called Bratten’s Fish House. We would indulge in a large bowl of clam chowder and enjoy every bite with the sourdough bread the restaurant would serve at each table. We would spread our bread with butter and love every bite of their clam chowder.

Well, the “cook from scratch chick” that I am, I had to experiment until I could make my soup as close to theirs as possible. The reason this recipe is so awesome is that most of us have all the ingredients in our pantry and refrigerator. I typically always have fresh potatoes because I grow them year-round in my backyard. If you buy organic non-GMO potato seeds you will never go hungry if you keep planting them after each potato dig.

Clam Chowder Ingredients

  • Minced Clams
  • Chopped Onions
  • Chopped Celery
  • Diced Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Cream or Half & Half
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • White Vinegar
  • Dash of Pepper
  • Water

Clam Chowder Recipe

Clam Chowder Recipe by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Ingredients
  • 2 cans minced clams
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 cups finely diced potatoes
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 quart half & half or cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon wine vinegar
  • Dash of pepper
Instructions
  1. Instructions
  2. Drain the clam juice into a pan with chopped vegetables. Add enough water to cover the vegetables. Simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. In the meantime, melt the butter, add the flour, blend and cook for a full minute. Add the half & half or cream and stir constantly until smooth and thick with a wire whisk. Add to undrained vegetables along with the clams you set aside. Add salt and other seasonings. Warm through and serve. Serves approximately 8 people.

Items To Serve With Clam Chowder

  • Bacon Bits
  • Grated Cheese
  • Croutons
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Saltine Oyster Crackers
  • Sourdough Bread
  • French Bread

Linda’s No-Fail French Bread Recipe

Easy French Bread by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
12 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
37 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Servings: 3 loaves
Ingredients
  • 2-1/2 cups hot water
  • 4 teaspoons SAF instant yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon shortening I used melted butter
  • 6 cups  white bread flour
Instructions
  1. I dump everything in a bowl or my Bosch bread mixer and mix the bread dough about 6-8 minutes.
  2. I then cut the dough with a dough cutter into three sections. OXO Good Grips Multi-purpose Stainless Steel Scraper & Chopper
  3. I roll out the three pieces of dough into a rectangle shape and roll up into a tube shape and place on a greased cookie sheet or French bread/baguette pan as shown: Chicago Metallic Commercial II Non-Stick Perforated Baguette Pan
  4. Grease some plastic wrap and cover the dough and let rise until double in size. Just before placing the loaves in the oven to bake, use a sharp knife to slice a few shallow cuts on the diagonal on the top of the dough. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown. Lightly brush the baked loaves with butter on the tops and serve while warm.

I hope you try making this clam chowder because you will see how easy it is to make. Oh my gosh, my mouth is watering right now for a hot steamy bowl. Thanks for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless you for being self-reliant.

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Clam Chowder: AdobeStock_26038377 by JJava

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2 thoughts on “World’s Best Clam Chowder

  • September 23, 2018 at 7:31 am
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    I don’t see in the instructions to add the chopped clams to the chowder. I am assuming you add it at the end when you add the other seasonings. Kind of makes sense to me. Looking forward to trying this recipe, it looks delicious.
    Thank you!

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    • September 23, 2018 at 9:16 am
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      Hi Pam, oh goodness, thanks for letting me know I forgot that!!!! I really appreciate you letting me know. Linda

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