Monday, April 06, 2015

Clam Chowder

On Saturday Ocracoke Child Care held a fund-raiser, the first annual Clam Chowder Cook-off. Ocracoke Preservation Society decided to enter the contest, and I agreed to make the chowder. There were two categories -- Traditional Ocracoke Style and Non-traditional. Of course, OPS and I had no trouble deciding to make a traditional island chowder (Pamlico Sound clams, potatoes, onions, salt pork or bacon, salt, pepper, and water).

Amy took this photo of me opening the clams:



















Ruth Toth provided the clams. Al Scarborough helped me chop the potatoes, and open the dozens of clams.

Lo and behold! OPS won first prize in the Traditional Category. The Anchorage Inn (Sherry Atkinson, cook) won first prize in the Non-Traditional Category.

Photo courtesy the Ocracoke Current















You can read more here: http://www.ocracokecurrent.com/110344.

Our latest monthly Newsletter is the story of the Ocracoke Orgy. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news032115.htm

8 comments:

  1. Any chance of you sharing the winning recipe? Would be greatly appreciated by those of us who unfortunately have to spend most of our year on the mainland. Congrats and thanks in advance!

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    1. I will be happy to share the clam chowder recipe. Look for it in tomorrow's post.

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  2. Kevin7:35 AM

    That trophy is a work of art! Fantastic!

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  3. Anonymous9:35 AM

    What exactly did the entry Go-N-Postal represent? Now, PH represented a .org. did Miss C. represent a .org.? This turning of a phrase saddens me. Is it a humorous attempt at what?

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    1. Celeste is our postmaster. It was a pun.

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    2. Anonymous11:01 AM

      Honestly, I have reread the definition of a pun and I find it really not a pun. Now First Class Chowder, Ships -by -the- Galleon Chowder Delivery or Hot Chowder or Do Not Delay Chowder or Dock-Chowder or Great Chowder Period(ical) or 24-hour clock Chowder could be considered much more of a p.c . pun.

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    3. Pun: a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word. Go-N-Postal is a pun.

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  4. Anonymous1:38 PM

    I guess it has your stamp of approval, from what you have expressed so far . Just beware of your co-pilots these days, I am not up in the air over that decision.

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