New England Lobster Chowder

Recipe by Molly53
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    small onion, chopped
  • 13
    cup rendered bacon or 1/3 cup salt pork fat
  • 2
    soda crackers, finely crushed
  • 1
    quart milk, scalded
  • 2
    cups lobsters, cooked and cubed (either canned or fresh may be used)
  • 1
    cup cream, heated
  • cayenne pepper, to taste
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the onion in the fat until translucent and lightly golden.
  • Strain and reserve the fat, discarding the onion.
  • To two tablespoons of the fat, add the crushed soda crackers.
  • Add the hot milk gradually, stirring constantly until smooth; add lobster and heat in the top of a double boiler for 20 minutes.
  • Add seasonings to taste, the remainder of the strained fat and the hot cream.
  • Serve with chowder crackers.
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