Instead, it is thickened with starch from cracker crumbs and potatoes.
It has tomatoes, fish, salt pork, onions, potatoes and cracker crumbs in it.
Literature & Lore
4 lb. cod or haddock.
4 cups potatoes cut in 3/4 inch cubes.
1 1/2 inch cube fat salt pork.
1 sliced onion.
2 1/2 cups stewed and strained tomatoes.
3 tablespoons butter.
2/3 cup cracker crumbs.
Salt and pepper.
Prepare as Fish Chowder, using liquor drained from bones for cooking potatoes, instead of additional water. Use tomatoes in place of milk and add cracker crumbs just before serving.
— Fannie Merritt Farmer. The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book (1918 Edition). Boston: Little, Brown. 1918