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John F. Kennedy's New England Fish Chowder

Eat Like a President With This Kennedy Favorite

GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

The National Archives shared former President John F. Kennedy's recipe for New England Clam Chowder. Now you can try it at home and eat like a president.


  • 2 pounds Haddock
  • 2 ounces salt pork (diced)
  • 2 onions (sliced)
  • 4 potatoes (diced)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1 Bay leaf (crumbled)
  • 1 quart milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    Simmer haddock in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes, drain and reserve broth.

    Remove bones from fish.

    Saute diced pork until crisp, remove and set aside.

    Saute onions in pork fat until golden brown.

    Add fish, potatoes, celery, bay leaf, salt and pepper.

    Pour in fish broth plus enough boiling water to make 3 cups of liquid.

    Simmer for 30 minutes.

    Add milk and butter nd simmer for 5 minutes.

    Serve chowder srinkled over pork dice.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: haddock, salt port, onions, celery

    Course: Dinner, Soup

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