4 slices lean bacon
4 small onions, peeled and chopped
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon salt
Grind of fresh pepper
3 cups water
4 10 1/2-oz. cans minced clams (or 1 quart cleaned clams and their liquor)
1 quart milk
4 tablespoons butter
16 soda crackers
Chop bacon coarsely, heat in large soup kettle and fry until almost crisp. Add onions, cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add potatoes, salt, grind of pepper, and water, and cook for 10 more minutes.
Add canned clams or chopped, cleaned clams and their liquor to the kettle, then add milk and butter and cook for 3 minutes, until steaming hot and at boiling point. Sprinkle crushed crackers into chowder, stir but do not boil. Pour into warmed marmite or deep soup casserole, and place on buffet table warmer. Makes 6 to 8 servings.