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Catholic Recipe: Poor Man's Feast


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 lbs potatoes, peeled and diced small
  • 5 hot dogs, sliced into rounds (about 10 oz)
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Details

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Difficulty:
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: n/a
  • Origin: USA

Recipe originally uploaded to YouTube by 91 year old cook and great grandmother, Clara, who recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era.


Prepare the vegetables: Dice the onion. Peel the potatoes and dice into cubes no larger than 1/2 inch.

Heat the oil in a 12" non-stick skillet over medium heat.

Add the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring once.

Add the onion and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the sliced wieners and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the tomato sauce, salt, and sugar and stir. Let simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for another 10 minutes or so, until the potatoes are cooked through (the amount of time will depend on how finely you diced them, and how soft you want the potatoes).

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