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Pine Bark Stew

Yield 1 1/2 gallons


  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Ladle stew into individual serving bowls. Serve hot.

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