My Best New England Clam Chowder

Recipe by anni703
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cover salt pork with water and bring to boil over med-hi heat. Cook 5 minutes.
  • With slotted spoon, transfer pork to dutch oven and cook over med-hi heat until crisp. Remove and discard pork and all but a little bit of the drippings.
  • Add butter and when melted, add the onions and saute until golden.
  • Stir in flour and cook over low heat 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in the pepper and thyme. Add potatoes, 1/2 & 1/2 and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. (Be careful and watch that it doesn't cook above a simmer or very long!).
  • Add clams, clam juice, parsley; simmer another 5 min.; stirring occasionally.
  • Add lemon juice and pepper sauce and salt to taste. Serve with oyster crackers.
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