Recipes from a Guinea Girl
GRANNY’S GUINEA CLAM CHOWDER
“My granny was a Haywood and my pa was a Jenkins. I remember my pa sitting on the door steps shucking clams so my granny could make a wonderful treat. Hope you enjoy the chowder as much as our family.”
5-8 slices of streak o’ lean (salt pork)
1 large onion, chopped (about 2-c.)
6 c. potatoes (about 2 lbs.), cut into ½-inch dice
Shucked clams, chopped, reserve juice (about 1½ pint clams and juice)
Water to cover potatoes about 2 inches
Freshly ground black pepper
In large soup pot, add the salt pork and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally until the onions soften and the salt pork begins to brown, about 8-10 minutes. Add the potatoes, clams, clam juice and water to cover about 2 inches. Bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Feeds about 6 people.
Also tastes great with dumplings.