It started out this way....slices of bacon in the iron skillet; fry until crisp; drain on paper towels; crumble, and set aside for later.
Saute onion in the bacon fat until it is tender. Meanwhile, simmer 1 pound of fish (we like cod or flounder) in 1 1/2 cups water.
This will take about 15 minutes, probably, but you will want to watch it until it is almost ready to flake. It may take less time, or it might take a little more.
After you remove the fish from the pan, add 1 1/2 cups cubed potatoes. I used Russet. They hold their shape better as they are cooking. Cook them until they are tender, abut 8 minutes or so.
Add the flaked fish and 1 1/2 cups of milk. If you want to combine half and half or whole milk with skim, that will work. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
Oops! Did I leave out the step of adding the sautéed onion and crumbled bacon? That goes in with the milk, as the pot is simmering away. You will also want to add a little salt and some pepper. We go easy on salt in our house, so you decide how much you need.
After all that, here it is! Ready to enjoy! We call this Fish (or Seafood) Chowder at our house. I have made it for years from researching different methods of preparing this kind of soup. It is one of my favorites, and I am always excited when my favorite market has a special pricing on cod!
The weekend is on the way!
My husband would absolutely love this-a bit different from the clam chowder he loves-and usually eats only on Friday (from his Catholic upbringing)....lolReplyDelete
Have a really great weekend- xoDiana
I love fish chowder, this sounds good. It's pretty much like I make mine. We had smelts today for a change. I usually have haddock or salmon on Friday.ReplyDelete
Yum!! I love to make clam chowder. That looks wonderful.ReplyDelete
What a yummy chowder, Nellie. I like for us to eat fish, but find it hard to get fresh. Happy Spring!ReplyDelete
Nellie, this looks amazing! I’ve never had fish chowder. But know i’d love it!! This will be a must try. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.ReplyDelete
This really looks and sounds delicious to me, Sister, but my weird hubby wouldn't touch it if he knew it was seafood! LOL Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe! Love you!ReplyDelete