Monday, July 26, 2010

"Poor Man's Meal" ~ Depression Era

My Mother use to cook this when I growing up and my children grew up on it to! Some of my children make it for theirs. I know my grandchildren love it. In my days growing up, they would call this kind of meal, a "poor man's meal", like potato soup, which I love to! My parents grew up in the Depression Era so that is where the phrase "poor man's meal" came from.
We now call this meal "Potatoes & Hot Dogs"!
Simple, good and a 1 pan meal!

**I use 1 package of Nathan koshered hot dogs because they are spiced up nice.
Dice the hot dogs, some potatoes and a 1/2 onion.
Oil pan with olive oil or canola oil and add mixture.
Sprinkle garlic salt & pepper to taste.
Cook until golden brown. Put a dash of ketchup or Cholula for added flavor!

For dessert, make a easy Buttermilk Pie! Dreamy, creamy!
Recipe on my sidebar.


Comfort food at it's best!

25 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Yummy! This is such an easy but delicious sounding 1 pan meal.
Yvonne

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Now that is something my hubbie would love!

Sharon said...

Never have had the pie but use to make something like this useing Kabasa or wranglers instead of hotdogs. Kids love it and hubby too!

~Sheri~ said...

ours was baked beans and hotdogs...beanie weinies and white bread with butter!

Loved potatoe soup!!!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Maryjane...
That's definitely a recipe I'll be writing down. My dad and I love "Depression" food...as in Depression Era food..but it's something we came up with one time when we were going through a lean time...it was cheap food, just enough to get by kind of stuff...cheap but still tastes good..and this is great. WE both love hotdogs and potatoes. I'll definitely be making this for sure!!!! The pie looks yummy too...Okay...Poor Man's Meal..here I come. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Jennifer from: justpeachyindixie.blogspot.com said...

Mmm! Comfort, comfort, comfort! Thanks for sharing. :)

Busy As Can Be said...

I love this as a Kid! My mom made it all the time and put it on her nice plates with ice water in the pretty picture to make us think we were having a special meal.

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I love 1 pan means and this looks yummy. It's funny as I grew up with something similar and my Mom called it shipwreck. lol

Lisa said...

Oh YUMMY!!! I am so hungry right now!
Hugs, Lisa

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, comfort food sounds good right now! Thanks for the recipes! ♥ Hugs! ♥

basketsbyrose said...

We make this all the time. Sometimes we use Kielbasa in ours, which gives it another great taste.

sewingseeds4U said...

My parents made that same meal when things got tight. It was one of my favorites...we called it papas con weinies. A real international fare. Thanks for the sweet memory!

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Kelly Mac said...

I've had something similar with sweet potatoes and apples (minus the ketchup, of course). You'd think hot dogs, sweet potatoes, and apples wouldn't go together, but it was surprisingly good. You'll have to try that when you want to mix it up.

Elyse said...

hi maryjane,

my sister, who loves hot dogs and potatoes, would love this recipe. thanks for sharing!

have a great day

love,
elyse
xo

Dawn said...

I like to make it with polish sausage - but I never met a hot dog I didn't like.

Char said...

Did you know that there is a 93 year old lady on youtube named Clara who does a show called "Depression Cooking" with the help of her grandson? They did "poorman's meal" among many others. Very tastey.
Blessings,
Charmaine

dobco said...

I made something very similar to this the other night! It was good for a change.

Sandy said...

I also grew up eating this. And for a twist my mom would make it for breakfast and add eggs to the mix. Very yummy!!!

KATHY said...

Hi Maryjane, The hot dogs and potatoes look so good.what a great dinner. I'm going to make this. My husband would love it...Kathy

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Maryjane, I forgot about this meal, my Mom used to make that too! Thanks for stopping by and the answer to your question is YES thats going to be so much fun. If you want to to email me(klong17032@aol.com) your email I will send them to ya(;
Thanks Maryjane your the best!!

Debbie's Garden said...

I make this too but with smoked sausage. Cabbage is good sliced up in it too.
I remember a depression candy recipe my Mom used to make from leftover mashed potatoes.
There are no "measurements". Just left over potatoes mixed with powdered sugar until it makes a stiff dough. Rolled out fairly thin. Spread with peanut butter, roll up jelly roll style. Freeze, then slice into pinwheels.
I have to look for the you tube grannie!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi MaryJane, that does look good...I am a sucker for anything made with potatoes though.

Oh, why did you have to show me that pie. Last time I ate a whole pie by myself. Your buttermilk pie is so yummmmy!

Rebecca♥

Alicia said...

We eat this, but with eggs. After the hot dogs and potatoes are browned add in scrambled eggs. Yummy.

janice15 said...

Love it want to give that buttermilk pie a try. I have tried a few that were so so and the last being aweful. The very first i made I liked it a lot but somehow lost the recipe. I used to make kebalsia sausage with potaoes garlic onion and green bell peppers we loved it. Thank you for sharing this Happy Fall with love Janice