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  • Serves: 4 Servings

New England Style Clam Chowder

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Category: Main Dish, Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 1/4 lb Salt pork; finely minced
  • 1 lg Chopped onion; about 1 cup
  • 2 Chopped celery stalks; about
  • -1 cup
  • 1 lg Leek; white and light green
  • -part only, well washed,
  • -chopped, (about 1 cup)
  • 2 tb Flour
  • 1 qt Hot water
  • 1 lb Russet potatoes; peeled &
  • -cubed
  • 1 qt Milk
  • Salt and pepper; to taste
  • 24 Chowder clams steamed open;
  • -chopped, cleaned and their
  • -juices reserved
  • Oyster crackers; for serving


In a heavy bottomed pot place the salt pork and cook over low medium heat
to render all the fat. Add the onions, celery and leek and cook for 12 to
15 minutes to sweat the vegetables without browning. Add the flour and stir
to coat all the vegetables evenly, creating a pale golden roux. Add the hot
water, stir well to avoid lumps, and season with salt and pepper.

Cook for 30 minutes at a strong simmer before adding the diced potatoes,
return to the simmer, and allow to cook for 15 minutes.

Add the milk and heat thoroughly but do not scorch or boil the milk.

Add the clams, heat through and adjust the seasoning.

Serve with oyster crackers.

Yield: 2 to 2 1/2 quarts chowder.

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