Old Timey Fish Stew

Old Timey Fish Stew Recipe

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Penny Hawkins


I don't know where this recipe orginated, but I do know that my daddy used to make it outside in a great big cast iron pot outside on a fire.

We grew up eating this and my mother would make it the same way as Daddy did. And she couldn't really cook! lol!

Hope y'all enjoy it!

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30 Min
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1 lb
smokey bacon, low salt
5 lb
peeled and diced potatoes, red or white, is fine
1 pkg
large eggs, a dozen preferable
2 large
yellow onions, chopped
2 5 pound pkg
fresh or frozen fish fillets, if you have fresh,by all means use them
hot sauce to taste
salt and pepper to taste
2 large
cans tomato paste

How to Make Old Timey Fish Stew


  • 1In a large stock pot, cook bacon until done, remove to plate, keep warm.
  • 2Add onions, cook until soft about 5 minutes.
  • 3Crumble up your bacon,and return to the pot, add potatoes, fish fillets, and enough water to cover.
  • 4Cook over medium heat until potatoes and fish are almost done.
  • 5Add the 2 cans of tomato paste and stir well. Be careful not to stir the stew too much or else the fish will break apart. Lower the heat to a simmer.
  • 6Add hot sauce to taste or to your liking. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  • 7Crack the eggs whole one at a time into the stew,let them poach. Be careful as you stir them. Let the eggs cook until they are firm. Taste your broth and adjust your seasonings if needed.
  • 8Turn off the heat. Let sit for about 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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About Old Timey Fish Stew

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Healthy, Heirloom

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