Pine Bark Stew

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1/2 pound sliced bacon
2 large onions, chopped
2 quarts water
6 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
2 pounds catfish fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup catsup
Salt and pepper to taste


Cook bacon in a large stock pot until crisp; drain bacon on paper towels, reserving 1/4 cup drippings in stock pot. Crumble bacon, and set aside.

Sauté onion in drippings until tender. Stir in water, potatoes, tomatoes, and reserved bacon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 3 hours. Stir in catfish; cover and continue to simmer an additional 30 minutes. Stir in catsup and salt and pepper; cook until thoroughly heated.

Ladle stew into individual serving bowls. Serve hot.


Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes

January 1985