Easy Maine Potato Clam Chowder


  • 2 cups round white Maine potatoes, peeled and cut in 1 inch pieces
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 pint shucked clams
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small can evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ cup whole or 2% milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put potatoes and onions in large pot and barely cover with salted water.
  2. Cook on medium heat about 15 minutes, or until potatoes are just tender.
  3. Place raw clams on top of potatoes, add butter and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  4. Add milk and let set on low heat for a few minutes. Do not allow to boil. Serve.