How to make it

  • First, place the strips of bacon in a large pot set to medium-high heat. The bacon should then be cooked until it is crisp. Remove bacon from pot and place on paper towels to drain. All of the grease should then be drained from the pot leaving approximately 1 tablespoon for future use. Reduce heat to medium, and use the remaining tablespoon of grease to fry onions until tender. This should take approximately 5 minutes. Next add the potatoes to the pot. Fill the pot with enough water to cover the potatoes. Let boil and cook until the potatoes are just about tender. This should take approximately 5 minutes. Then add cubed fish pieces, butter, whole milk, and evaporated milk. Bring this to a boil and then let simmer over low heat for approximately 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper (amount depends on your taste). Once complete, chowder should be served in individual bowls and topped off with bacon bits.

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    " It was excellent "
    jthorton ate it and said...
    Wow, this was really good. I substituted smoked trout for the cod (all I had at the time) and it was like butta.
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  • lindal34 10 years ago
    We thicken our fish chowder with instant potato flakes. This looks like my recipe, right down to the evaporated milk!
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  • bluewaterandsand 10 years ago
    This recipe sounds very good! I love Chowder and this recipe sounds easy. I will try it!
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    " It was good "
    borius ate it and said...
    This was easy and tasty chowder. I substituted freshly caught bass as the fish, and used cream in place of the milk. I also added some green onion as garnish. YUM! Dinner was ready quick and it was a hit. I would have liked it a little thicker. Puree some of the potatoes perhaps. If that doesn’t work I’ll try thickeners. Any suggestions? Now I have to fish again. Phooey!
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  • 1girliegirl 10 years ago
    NO, jakartainflames, evaporated milk and powdered milk are not the same! Evaporated milk is a liquid which comes in cans; powdered milk is, well, a powder which comes in packets and you must add water to the powder and it's rather distasteful and undesirable.
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    " It was excellent "
    riverznnd ate it and said...
    This recipe is just as it's made here in New England. You can't make a decent fish chowder or corn chowder without bacon fat at the bottom of it all. You can use cream, but thrifty Yankees use evaporated milk. It's just delicious.
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  • jakartainflames 11 years ago
    Is evaporated milk, powdered milk?
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