Grandpa Alvah's Fish Chowder

Recipe by Kim127
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Fry the diced salt pork in a large pot until golden in color.
  • Remove salt pork scraps and set aside.
  • Add onions and cook for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Place diced potatoes on top of onions and add enough water so it comes up to the top of the potatoes.
  • Place fish on top of potatoes.
  • Season with pepper, salt and add butter.
  • Bring to a boil and then lower heat to low and simmer until fish and potatoes are cooked.
  • You want to stir as little as possible, and very gently because the fish should remain in fairly large pieces.
  • (You do not want the fish all flaked apart and especially not all mushy) Pour in evaporated milk and regular milk.
  • Heat thoroughly, but do not bring to a boil.
  • Serve reserved pork scraps sprinkled on top of chowder or on the side.
  • Chowder will be better if allowed to sit overnight.