Sunday, November 11, 2007

Clam Chowder

3 oz. salt pork, minced
3/4 cup butter
1 cup onion, chopped finely
3 cups clams (minced)
3 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
6 cups clam juice (canned or bottled)
1 1/2 cups light cream
ground pepper

Fry salt pork over medium heat 2-3 minutes. Add butter and cook without browning the butter for 1 minute. Add onion and cook for 4 minutes (don't brown). Add clams, cook 3 minutes. Add potatoes and clam juice, bring to boil and simmer for 8 minutes. Add cream. Add pepper to taste.

Float 1 t. butter on top of each bowl. Serve with soda crackers/chowder crackers.

The notation next to this recipe says "from Margaret".