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Southern Stewed Potatoes Recipe


Southern Stewed Potatoes Recipe


If you grew up in the South, you probably ate these potatoes several times a month. It’s still a dish I

crave to this day!

For those of us who grew up in the South, stewed potatoes were more than just a dish; They were a

staple and graced our tables several times a month. Today, they remain a nostalgic treat that


embodies the essence of Southern hospitality and culinary tradition. Originating in the inventive

kitchens of the rural South, where simplicity and availability dominated the menu, steamed potatoes

have stood the test of time as a popular comfort food.With its tender potatoes cooked in a flavorful

broth and seasoned with just the right mix of herbs and spices, this dish offers comfort food that

speaks directly to the soul.


Serving Suggestions:

To transform this humble dish into a feast, pair it with classic Southern side dishes. The sweet, crumbly

texture of the cornbread beautifully complements the savory depth of the stew. For a touch of green,

kale sautéed with bacon or smoked ham hocks add a smoky bitterness, creating the perfect balance.

A crisp, fresh salad with a spicy vinaigrette can also provide a refreshing contrast to the rich braised



Southern Stewed Potatoes Recipe


7 potatoes, peeled and diced

3 tablespoons butter

A pinch of onion flakes

2 tablespoons flour


½ cup milk

½ cup water

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons bacon fat (optional for added flavor)

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We start by putting the peeled and diced potatoes in a large pot and covering it with water until it is

about 5 centimeters above the potatoes.

Bring the pot to the boil and cook the potatoes until they are soft but hold their shape. Then bring

the heat to a simmer.

In a separate bowl, stir together flour and 1/2 cup water until smooth to form a thickener.


Slowly add the flour mixture to the boiling potatoes, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.Let it simmer

for a moment to thicken. For a thicker stew, add a little more flour; A little more water for a thinner


Finally add the milk and season with salt, pepper and onion flakes. Add butter or bacon fat to enrich

the flavor, if desired.

This recipe for Southern Stew Potatoes promises a dish that is not only filling, but also pays homage

to the cross-generational tradition of Southern cooking.Perfect for family dinners, get-togethers or as

a comforting side dish, it brings warmth and southern flair to any table. Enjoy the rich, hearty flavors

of this treasured recipe and be transported to a simpler time when every meal was a celebration of

community and heritage.

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