Southern Catfish Stew

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

From John Edge's "A Gracious Plenty: Recipes and Recollections from the American South" Serve with cornbread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the catfish fillets and cut them into 1-inch pieces; set aside.
  2. Fry the bacon for 2 to 3 minutes in a large heavy saucepan; add the onion and bell pepper and cook until tender.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
  4. Cook, covered, for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the fish and cook for another 20 minutes.
  6. Correct the seasonings if necessary and serve hot with cornbread.


Most Helpful

Simply D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!! I cooked this dish for my gilrfriend, she couldn't get enough of it. Had my mom taste it, when she said "BOY! that was good!!" I knew I had a winner; she's a professional cook/caterer.

fpaige65 December 09, 2011

Very tasty and easy to fix.

justdawn February 20, 2008

I made this tonight, so good. I hate when people add and take away but I did just a little and it was umm umm good. used canned potatoes sliced 3 cans drained instead of fresh. also used chicken broth 2 cans instead of water. 2 lbs of catfish instead on one. at the end after it was all done added 1/4 cup of heavy cream and 1/2 stick of real butter. served with ritz crackers. oh my it was good.

Lisa Mc December 30, 2014

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