Monday, January 23, 2017

Mom's Clam Chowder

This is called Mom's Clam Chowder, but it didn't come from my mom.
It did come from a aunt's mom.
(no, that does not make her my grandmother...this would be an aunt by marriage)

She did not make this up, she found it somewhere once upon a time.
Mom B has been making this for so many years now, she wasn't sure where it originally came from.

This is quick enough to make as a weeknight meal (oh how I love those!), it was done in less than 30 minutes.

The girl child is a clam chowder purist. She likes it one way and one way only (so far). She took about 3 bites and respectfully asked to make something else for herself.
Hubby and I enjoyed it though. It has a nice clam flavor without being overpowering.

I would make this again, but probably not when the girl is at home looking to be fed.

1 Tbsp butter
1-2 Onions (sliced)
1 Cup water
2-3 Potatoes (cubed)
1 Can corn (drained)
1 Can baby clams (with juice)
1 Can minced clams (with juice)
1 Cup dry milk powder
Garlic powder

1. Heat butter and onions in saucepan
2. Heat onions until cooked through and browning
3. Add water, potato, corn, minced clams (and juice), and baby clams (and juice)
4. Cook until potatoes are tender
5. Add dry milk powder
6. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
7. Cook about 10 minutes


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  1. Sounds delicious! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  2. My husband is a clam chowder fan and I think he would like this. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  3. I love family recipes - no matter whose mom they come from :-) Your Clam Chowder looks and sounds delicious. Love that you can used canned clams - this is a real store cupboard special and I'm so glad you shared it with us at Hearth and Soul, Jay.

  4. Sounds just like my mom's recipe! I love clam chowder with clam cakes.

  5. Hi Jay,
    I love Clam Chowder, your recipe looks delicious. Hope you are enjoying your day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  6. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing at DIDI :)