Basic Clam Chowder

A rich bowl of clam chowder sprinkled with pepper and garnished with parsely

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 quart steamed Clams
  • 1/4 lb Butter
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 cup Milk
  • 3 medium Potatoes, diced
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp fresh Parsley, chopped


Melt butter, add onion and cook until tender but not brown. Add potatoes and just enough water to cook potatoes. When potatoes are tender add parsley, salt and pepper. Then add clams with their juice. Just before serving add 2 cups of milk and heat but do not boil. Makes enough for 4 large bowls of clam chowder. Garnish with a sprinkle of parsley on top.