RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Fish Pudding from 1938 cookbook

Fish pudding is thought to be by some as a recipe derived from using left-overs.

farm-woman-cooking-at-stove-in-kitchen-ca-1925-library-of-congress-2Farm woman cooking at stove in kitchen ca. 1925 (Library of Congress)


  • 2 pounds halibut
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large cup top milk
  • Lemon juice
  • Onion Seasoning
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt
  • Celery Salt

Boil halibut 20 minutes, remove all skin and bones. Blend flour and butter, add milk and seasoning, cook in double boiler until smooth sauce. Cool. Add beaten egg yolks, and last fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. place in well-buttered mold, set in pan with little hot water. Bake 30 minutes. Turn on hot chop plate, fill center with very small buttered potato balls.


  • 1 large cup stiff mayonaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon scraped onion
  • 8 chopped ripe olives
  • 8 chopped green olives
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Paprika
  • Onion Seasoning
  • Celery Salt

Blend all ingredients, add 1 beaten egg white and 1/2 cup boiling water. Mix thoroughly. Pour over fish ring or serve separately.


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Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Jordan Lovell

    Some things don’t go together. Fish and pudding would be two of those things….

  2. Becky Fuller

    Did Al have halibut back then?

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