Kerr Lake Catfish Stew

Kerr Lake Catfish Stew

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"When my children were young, we camped most weekends in the summer. Saturday night was usually 'catfish night' with fish straight from the lake into the pot or pan. This was a real quickie favorite."
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1 h 5 m servings 627 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 627 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 33.1 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 43.8 g
  • 88%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 1073 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place the bacon in a Dutch oven or a large pot with a lid; cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Reserving the drippings in the skillet, remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Crumble the bacon and set aside.
  2. Put the onions in the pot; cover and allow to cook about 5 minutes. Stir the tomatoes, tomato sauce, potatoes, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce into the onions. Season with salt and pepper; allow to simmer 30 minutes. Stir the crumbled bacon and catfish into the mixture; continue cooking until the fish flakes easily, about 10 minutes more.


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The acidity of the tomatoes prevented the potatoes from becoming tender in only 30 minutes. I cooked the mixture over an hour and a half, checking the potatoes every 15 minutes after the initia...

This recipe is excellent as-is. I made a double batch as the recipe stated it was for 4 servings, but that is the only thing wrong with it. As written, this recipe will feed 12.. easily. I ma...

Very Good! Hot and spicy. We pre-cooked the catfish in lemon and pepper, and then simmered for about an hour on the stove until potatoes where done. We ate the whole thing up.

This Stew was alright. It tasted like more of a tomato soup. Very ordinary, I might make it again, but tweek it by adding broth instead of so many tomatos/tomato sauce. Also, other reviewers sug...

Excellent dish. I cooked the sauce with the potatoes for over an hour so they became soft. Then I added the catfish and let it cook for another hour on Med-Low heat covered. I also added Tony Ch...

This was absolutely delicious!!!

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