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Clam Chowder

Ingredients:

1/4 lb. cubed salt pork 3 tbs. oil
1 qt. Clams 1 qt water
3 large Potatoes, diced 2 chopped Bell peppers
1 tbs. Garlic powder 2 chopped onions
1/2 tsp. black pepper 2 Celery stalks, chopped fine
2 cups milk 3 tbs. plain Flour
1 quart Clam stock 1 tbs. Paprika
8 cracker squares 1/2 cup cold milk

Preparation:

Steam clams in 1 qt. water in large kettle. Keep liquid to use as clam stock. Dice the clamsDice Potatoes & cook until tender in 2 1/2 cups boiling water.  Soak crackers in 1/2 cup of cold milk.  In a skillet, brown cubed salt pork in 3 TBS oil.  Add chopped celery, bell pepper, & onion  to salt pork & cook until translucent.  Add flour, paprika, garlic powder, & black pepper.  Allow flour to cook, but do not brown.  Add 1 qt. clam stock, clams,  2 cups milk, potatoes, & soaked crackers. Add salt if desired.  Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.