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Hatteras Style Clam Chowder Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Hatteras Style Clam Chowder

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"This is 'Hatteras style.' I work in a restaurant near the North Carolina coast and make this two times a week. I have scaled down the batch for home use. It is very simple. You can also use the bacon grease to saute the vegetables in. "

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion, celery and carrots in oil until they begin to soften. Stir in potatoes, clams, clam juice, thyme, pepper and bacon. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 17, 2004

I have been looking for a clear broth chowder recipe for awhile. Although this recipe is very good, I think it is worth it to note that if you go to your local fish market to get the broth, it is absolutely fantastic! The canned/jar variety just doesn't compare. My husband doesn't like bacon, so I omitted it. It was still great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 23, 2006

I am going to ask a stupid question. If you are using 2 cans of clam and juice, where are you getting the 3 qts of clam juice? When I go to my place at beach and I go to fish market and get my clams and steam and eat and use broth for chowder. But where I live I can get canned clams and bottled juice but you would need a whole lot of those little bottles to make 3 qts.. So I do not have a clue what the people reviewing this recipe are using for that clam juice.. It is a very good recipe, I have made it at beach when I had fresh clams and broth...please somebody fill me in. Thanks


34 Ratings

May 21, 2003

I love this recipe! Hatteras Style Clam Chowder is the only chowder I will eat! I am mot a fan a milk/cream based soups, this recipe is the best on a cold winter day!

Oct 05, 2008

Love this recipe because it's the alternative to the creamy version (I'm lactose intolerant).\ It's hard to find so much clam juice in the store, however. I just top it up with chicken broth!

Jan 24, 2006

I live in Cape Hatteras, NC!! And trust me, this recipe is a local favorite. After you try it, you will NEVER eat creamy or tomato based chowder again!

Dec 29, 2003

My husband and I love the clear broth clam chowders and go to seafood festivals to enjoy them. This recipe was very close to the the festival servings. I've made it for my family and also took it to a Christmas get-together. It was a hit both times. I'll certainly make it again!

Mar 27, 2006

Not bad, but the broth needs thickening in my opinion. I used less water; rendered the bacon and put the browned bacon side and saved 1 tablespoon of the shortening to saute the onions, carrots and potatoes; then I added the 2 cans of canned clams (I know, not the same as the real deal), a bottle of the clam juice and 5 cups of h20. Simmered for 40 minutes; then added the cooked bacon as a garnish. Very yummy. Also made fresh french bread from this site.

Jun 22, 2005

The best chowder I've ever made. My customers want it to be the house soup.


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  • Calories
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 34.3 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 1079 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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