Buddy's Fish Hash

This is a 75-year-old family recipe. Buddy is now in his late 70s and can vividly remember his father making this for him as a child. (His[ dad died when he was 7.) His dad worked with the Coast Guard Station in Virginia Beach and this meal was a staple for the station crew as well as his family.]

Total Time:
30 min
20 min
10 min

1 serving

  • 3 large fresh whole spot fish, cleaned
  • 1 large Yukon gold baking potato, peeled and boiled
  • 1/4 cup chopped freshly cooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • Cider vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Steam or boil the fish 7 to 8 minutes. Remove the fish and let cool 3 minutes, then very carefully peel and discard the skin. Slowly remove the meat from the bones using a fork or small knife (take your time with this as the more you pay attention, the fewer small bones you will find in your finished meal).

  • Chop the baked potato into bite-size chunks and add the fish to the potatoes. Top with the bacon and onions, then add vinegar and pepper, to taste. Mix all the ingredients together to a hash, using a fork, and enjoy!

  • This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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