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!