Mildred’s Chowder

Mildred’s Chowder House was a legendary Hyannis restaurant. for over 30 years.   Mildred’s served countless customers outstanding clam chowder and great seafood.   One of  Mildred’s biggest customers was President John F. Kennedy.   The President “LOVED”  Mildred’s chowder  so much, that he requested that it be served at the Inaugural Luncheon in 1961.  Gallons of Mildred’s chowder was flown to  Washington and served to the new President and his guests.  Mildred’s became known as “The Home of Cape Cod Clam Chowder”.   Here is Mildred’s Chowder recipe.  Enjoy!!!

Mildred’s Clam Chowder
Serves 8-10.

2 cups quahogs or clams, with their juice
3 oz. salt pork, diced (or substitute bacon)
1 chopped onion
2 diced medium potatoes
2 cups boiling water
3 cups whole milk
1 cup cream
1 tsp.. salt
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
black pepper
parsley optional


Add salt pork (bacon) and chopped onions, and saute till golden brown.  Drain the clams, setting aside the juice.  Clean and chop the clams and add to pork and onions.  Parboil the potatoes for 5 minutes and add to the clams.  Cover with 2 cups boiling water and simmer until the potatoes are done.  Scald the milk and cream together.  Heat clam juice and add it slowly to the hot milk.  Now pour the milk over the clam and potato mixture.  Remove from heat..  Add butter and black pepper.  Serve with common/oyster crackers if desired.

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5 thoughts on “Mildred’s Chowder

  1. I was wondering if I could get the mashed potato recipe used at the restaurant. I’ve never had mashed potatoes as good as they were.

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