I made this tonight, perfect for a snowy night. I looked through many recipes before coming across this one; very nice to see a scratch recipe rather than one that calls for creamed corn from a can. A very tasty chowder, and did not require much salt with the bacon in the recipe. I will definitely make this again and may add some diced jalapeno or habanero pepper next time for a spicy twist.
We liked this, but thought the onion and celery flavors were a little overpowering. Could be that I just used a large onion and had long celery stalks, but I would cut back next time. Also, used a potato masher to mash up some of the potatoes after it finished cooking and liked the thicker consistency that resulted.
It was great and I'll certainly make it again & again. I ate it as an everyday meal but would work for special occasions. I used a green pepper instead of red as the red ones here in the islands is over $5.00 each vs. $2.00 for the green. Didn't alter the taste - in my opinion.
Italian bread went well with the meal.