UPDATE: Thanks to reader Elizabeth for calling our attention to an error in the recipe! We consulted one of our favorite Mickey Cookbooks to bring you the correct details!
One of my husband’s fa-vor-ite dishes in Disney World is this super creamy clam chowder from Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom!
It’s a New England style clam chowder, which means it’s made with milk and ends up creamy instead of brothy in the end. This delicious goodie has been a staple on the Liberty Tree Tavern menu for years, and it’s a guest favorite.
But here’s a DFB Tip: don’t have time for a long lunch? Head on over to Columbia Harbour House nearby to get a similarly delicious chowder fix, counter-service style!
Let’s get cookin’…
New England Clam Chowder
Liberty Tree Tavern, Magic Kingdom
Ingredients (Makes 6 Servings):
1/2 cup celery, diced small
1/2 cup onions, diced small
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced small
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
24 ounces clam juice
1 12-ounce can chopped clams, with juice
1 quart milk
1/8 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
2 cups potatoes, cooked, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
In a 4-quart saucepan, melt butter or margarine. Add celery, onions, and green peppers. Saute about 5 minutes until tender. Add flour and cook an additional 5 minutes to form a roux. Stir in clam juice, chopped clams, and milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat immediately and simmer for 15 minutes. Continue stirring while chowder thickens. Season with thyme, salt, and pepper and add cubed, cooked potatoes.
When potatoes are hot, serve immediately.
Recipe taken from Mickey’s Gourmet Cookbook: The Most Popular Recipes from Walt Disney World and Disneyland, copyright 1994