creamed codfish

a recipe by
Carol Junkins
Hanson, MA

Recipe from the cookbook "Foods That Made New England Famous" submitted by: Miss Lucille A. Knight, Belmont, MA. she writes: When Aroostook County,Maine, was a wilderness in many sections my great-great grandmother and her family decided to make it their permanent home.The severe winters compelled them to remain indoors for several weeks at a time.Wild animals, desperate for food, would very often venture into the yard. the family. The family depended largely on smoked meats and dried fish for their food.This recipe was one of her favorites. Maine men like hearty, stick to the ribs meals"

serves family of 4
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For creamed codfish

  • 1 lb
    dried codfish
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/8 tsp
    pepper

How To Make creamed codfish

  • 1
    Soak codfish several hours in tepid water. One hour before serving, drain off water, cover with fresh cold water; simmer but do not boil until fish is tender (approximately one hour.)
  • 2
    Drain well so that no water is left. Cover fish with heavy cream -- bring to boil BUT ~ just bring it to boiling point, do not actually boil.
  • 3
    Add pepper and butter. Serve at once with baked potato.
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