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
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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

  • Render salt pork in large pot. Remove from pot when salt pork is brown, about 5 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Add clam juice, potatoes, and thyme and bring to a boil; stir constantly. Reduce heat and cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  • 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.