In a large pot, combine the water, butter, clams, clam base, onions, salt, pepper and bay leaves and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook until tender. If desired, when serving, add a dollop of sour cream to each serving.
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Recipe courtesy of Domenic Bitto, Evelyn's Drive-In, Tiverton, RI