Cookbook:Southern Clam Chowder

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Southern Clam Chowder
CategoryClam recipes
Time1 hour

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Southern U.S. cuisine | Seafood recipes

This recipe comes from the North Carolina Seafood Cookbook, provided by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Remove black parts from clams, saving the liquor.
  2. Cut pork into small pieces and fry until crisp and golden brown, then remove small pieces of pork from the fat. Discard fat.
  3. Add potatoes and onion, with just enough hot water to be seen through the potatoes.
  4. Cook over low heat-just simmer-until done.
  5. When potatoes are done, add clams and pork and cook for 2 minutes after coming to a boil. Longer cooking will make the clams tough.
  6. Remove chowder from heat and let stand for few minutes, then add hot milk, the clam liquor and seasoning to taste. If seasonings are added before hot milk, the chowder may curdle.
  7. Serve hot. May add butter to each bowl for extra taste.

Notes, tips, and variations[edit | edit source]

  • Chowder is usually better if left till the next day.