New England Clam Chowder

Ingredients

1/4 pound salt pork, diced
3 onions, peeled and chopped
1-1/2 quarts clam stock and 2 cups water, or 2 cups bottled clam juice and 1-1/2 quarts water
6 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 teaspoon chopped thyme
2 cups half-and-half
2 cups shucked clams, coarsely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Fry salt pork in soup kettle until crisp. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside. Saute onions in fat until tender. Add stock, water, potatoes, and thyme. Simmer, partially covered, 15 minutes or until potatoes are just tender. Add half-and-half, clams, and reserved salt pork. Heat slowly. Do not boil.

Yield: 

6-8 servings

Course

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