Kerr Lake Catfish Stew


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
4 servings


  • 5 slices bacon

  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion

  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes with liquid

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 3 cups diced potatoes

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 6 dashes hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®), or to taste

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 pounds catfish, cut into bite-sized pieces


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

627 Calories
33g Fat
39g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 627
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 1073mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 52mg 259%
Calcium 127mg 10%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 1837mg 39%

* 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.