This is my Favorite Traditional Newfoundland meal. The ingredients may be hard to find unless you have a "Newfie Shop" close by but if you can find them, this is a treat. In the past, the hard bread and salt cod were meant to last the long winters that are present in Newfoundland and also the long time at sea for most fisherman (Newfoundland was once a prosperous fishing province and many people today still rely on the ocean for their livelyhood). You can either mash the potatoes, fish and hard bread together with the scrunchins or you can just serve each seperate either with the Scrunchins or Drawn Butter. Enjoy!!!
- Soak hard bread overnight in cold water Soak cod overnight in large pot of water as well.
- In the morning, change water on cod again.
- When ready to eat, place potatoes in the same pot as the cod and simmer gently until cooked (about 20-30 minutes) Remove from heat and drain.
- Heat hard bread slowly until it comes to a boil and drain.
- There are two toppings with Fish and Brewis, Drawn butter and Scrunchins Drawn Butter Melt butter Add onions and fry until soft Add Water, bring to a boil and then add either flour or cornstarch to thicken.
- Scrunchins Place salt pork in frying pan.
- Heat over medium heat until grease is drawn from the salt pork.
- Add onions and then cook until tender.
I made this one , but I left out the potatoes , it was just like my mom use to make for us. The texture , and the taste was great . It was just like liveing at home again ...