Minced Fish

Minced Fish Recipe

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Sherard Lewis


A recipe that is as old as Harkers Island itself.


★★★★★ 1 vote

24 Hr
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2-3 lb
    salted drum or seal mullet
  • 4 medium
    potatoes, irish
  • 2 large
    onions, diced
  • 3 slice
    salt pork
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 2 qt
    water or to cover

How to Make Minced Fish


  1. Soak salted fish overnight; changing water several times. Boil fish and flake.
  2. Fry-out fat pork in a cast iron Dutch oven. Peel and wash potatoes and onions; dice. Place in pot with fat pork grease; add water to cover, and salt and pepper. Boil until potatoes are soft. Add 3 cups flaked fish. Cook about 30 minutes or until almost dry. Serve with fried cornbread.

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About Minced Fish

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #blue, #Sea, #mullet

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