Lake of the Woods Fish Chowder – by Ellery Horsman

Lake of the Woods Fish Chowder – by Ellery Horsman

Lake of the Woods Fish Chowder – by Ellery Horsman
2 or 3 lbs. fish fillets, Northern or Lake Trout (make sure “y/pin bones” are removed)
one pound sliced Bacon (cut into 1″ strips and fried until crisp)

2 Cups Onion (chopped)

Lake of the Woods Fish Chowder – by Ellery Horsman

2 cups chopped green onions
1  Cup Celery (chopped)
1 cup carrots (halved lengthways then sliced thin)
1 Cup Kernel or Creamed Corn
3 Cups potatoes (diced, 1″ cubes; (potatoes are
pre boiled to about 90% to 95% done)
(or you can use canned potatoes)
3 grated potatoes (a thickening agent)
2 Cups Evaporated Milk
1 Cup Cheese (grated)
Seasoned Salt, Fresh Ground Pepper Paprika
& Lemon and Herbs seasoning
In a 6 quart pot, fry the bacon to almost crisp then drain off the fat.  While bacon is cooking, prepare the fish by cutting the skinned, boneless fillets into 1″ vertical strips. After cooking the bacon, reduce heat and add onions, carrots, celery,  grated potatoes, cubed potatoes, corn, seasonings and fill pot with water to cover ingredients 1/2″.  Increase heat until chowder starts bubbling. Cook, stirring often until the potatoes are done. Add the fish slices and reduce heat.  Fish will cook in about 2 or 3 minutes.  Simmer under very low heat for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time, add milk and stir for another minute (the milk will burn if your heat is too high or if you leave it unattended).  When ready, garnish with grated cheese and chopped, green onion shoots.  Serve with crackers/bread and hot, fresh brewed, shore lunch egg-coffee.   See separate recipe.
Fish Chowder is always a popular shore lunch alternative, especially during cold, rainy days when fish frying is not practical.  This recipe is the one that I’ve wound up with after modifying others.  This recipe is the way I prepare it for shore lunch with a minimum of time /utensils.
Ellery Horsman – Box 221, Sioux Narrows, Ontario  P0X 1N0                           E-mail:  elleryhorsman@gmail.com Phone:   807 407 4150

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