potatoes with onions and sour dressing

Potatoes with Onions and Sour Dressing

Recipe submitted by Catherine J. Miller, Grantville, Md.

4 cups diced raw potatoes

1 cup sliced onion

2 Tbsp sugar

3 Tbsp vinegar

2Tbsp fat

2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp flour

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup cream

Cook potatoes in enough water to barley cover. When they are nearly done, melt fat in a separate pan and fry the onions until light brown.

Blend sugar and flour with milk and cream to make a paste.

When the potatoes are soft add the fried onions.

Then add the paste and vinegar and cook until it thickens.

There should not be more then 1/2 cup water on the potatoes when milk paste is added.

Serves 8.


These potatoes were awesome! I was being distracted by a chocolate milk and Kahlua concoction I had just made, and ended up not following the directions exactly. I think it was probably for the best!

Instead of putting the onions into the potatoes, I drained the potatoes and dumped them into the skillet with the fried onions. I think they got thicker this way (obviously less liquid) and were more like mashed potatoes.

I fried the onions in lard which I think added to the flavor and I added a spoonful of sour cream into the mix. So darn tasty! Oh, and this recipe does not serve 8 people….. unless the people are children or are not hungry…….

2 thoughts on “potatoes with onions and sour dressing

  1. Cathy Gonzalez

    This recipe sounds wonderful. Think I’ll try it the next time I grill pork chops. Since I hate dicing potatoes, I usually use frozen southern style hash browns for any recipe that calls for cooked, diced spuds (salad, potato soup, etc.)so I may give them a whirl in this dish too. Wish me luck:-)


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