Stewed Potatoes

Donna Brown Recipe

By Donna Brown gabbiegirl


When I was growing up, I was blessed to have my grandparents live in a downstairs apartment in our house. My grandmother would cook dinner (the noon meal) for whoever was there or happened to drop by. The leftovers were saved for supper (the evening meal) for she and my grandfather and for my brother and me as snacks when we got off the school bus in the afternoon. This simple dish was one we looked forward to along with her fried okra. Mama Tomerlin raised her 9 children and blessed her 36 grandchildren with her wonderful "scratch cooking" - a cook who could go into the kitchen and make a delicious meal from whatever was on hand.


4 - 5
(or whatever amt. needed) red potatoes, peeled and washed
slice of onion
salt and pepper
2 - 3 Tbsp
1 - 2 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut peeled potatoes into quarters. Place in saucepan and cover with COLD water. Add salt and bring to a slow boil on stove eye. Cook on low heat (cooking on high heat with cause them to mush and not keep their shape). Add onion slice for flavor, remove it later if you don't want to serve the onion in the potatoes. When tender, add butter and thickening. For thickening - Put flour in a small container, add small amt. of salt, add small amt. of cold water and stir into a thin paste. (You may need to add a bit more water.) Stir until all flour lumps are dissolved. Add to potatoes and bring to a low boil. NOTE: As with any thickening, whether you are using flour or cornstarch, you must bring it to a boil for it to thicken properly. Boil until liquid is at desired thickness. Add black pepper as desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Donna Brown gabbiegirl
Aug 18, 2014
Thank you, Angie, they look delicious.☺
Aug 16, 2014 - Angie Plunk shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Jeanne Lowery JeanneLowery
Nov 3, 2012
My grandma made stewed potatoes regularly. However, she never used butter. She strictly used bacon grease, salt and pepper and I never saw her thicken them. I still make them the same way she did. We love them. I want to try making them with butter and thickening now. Thank you posting recipe.
Donna Brown gabbiegirl
Oct 24, 2012
Thank you, Christi!☺
Christi Cook standinglynx
Oct 24, 2012
This is the recipe my husband has been trying to remember. His grandpa used to make it and it was always a very special bonding time for the two of them. He could never duplicate the recipe. So simple. He always tried chicken broth and it just never gave it the same taste that he had been looking for. Thanks!!!