HARDTACK CORN CHOWDER
6 pieces hardtack
- 1 c. milk
- 1/4 lb. salt pork
- 1 large onion, peeled and sliced or chopped
- 4 large potatoes, sliced or diced
- 2 c. water
- 2 c. corn, kernels sliced off cob (about 2 ears)
- 1 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. paprika if available
Soak hardtack in milk. (Skim off weevils and other
objectionable matter. You may want to start this the night before, depending on age of
hardtack.) When they are softened, cut salt pork into cubes and brown over medium fire.
Add onion and cook until soft. Add potatoes and water and cook until potatoes are
soft, or at least tender. Stir in hardtack and milk, then add remaining ingredients. Stir
and cook to almost boiling, and serve at once.