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Recipes from a Guinea Girl



“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.



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