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New England Clam Chowder-2-1

New England Clam Chowder

Course Appetrizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Olives & Okra

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup diced salt pork
  • 4 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch dried thyme
  • 3 cups potatoes, cubed
  • 4 cups clam juice
  • 4 cups chopped clams
  • 2 cups half and half
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Render salt pork in large pot. Remove from pot when salt pork is brown, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add butter or olive oil, onions, and celery. Cook until onions are translucent, about 3 or 4 minutes. Add flour to pot and stir with onions and celery; stir constantly for about 2 minutes.

  3. Add clam juice, potatoes, and thyme and bring to a boil; stir constantly. Reduce heat and cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.

  4. Add clams and half-and-half and return to a boil; reduce heat. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Serve with crackers or hard rolls.