Ham Chowder

Ingredients: (6 servings)

1˝ tablespoons butter

1 large white onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1˝ cups water

2 tablespoons dry sherry

˝ cup water

˝ pound lean bacon

6 stalks celery sliced diagonally

3 cups cubed new potatoes w/skin

1˝ cups milk, cream or yogurt

4 tablespoons flour


In Dutch oven, sauté bacon in butter until bacon in browned. Add onion, celery, garlic, potatoes, 1˝ cups water and milk. Bring to boil and simmer 30 minutes uncovered.

Combine sherry, water and flour. Whisk sherry mixture into chowder and simmer until thickened. Add salt and fresh black pepper to taste.