Recipe: Clara's Depression Era Poor Man's Meal
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Clara shares a simple recipe known as the poor man's meal. This is my interpretation of her recipe for 2 separate meals for 2 people.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Depression Era
Serves: 4
  • 4 potatoes
  • 2 onion
  • 3 hotdogs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water
  1. clean and dice potatoes and onions
  2. in sautee pan add 1 tbsp of olive oil
  3. add potatoes and onion and cook over med. high heat until browned, adding additional oil as needed
  4. slide or dice up 3 hotdogs and add 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  5. add ½ cup of water to help soften the potatoes
  6. cook over med heat until potatoes are tender
  7. serve as a meal or as part of Clara's Poor Man's Feast
Recipe by Danielle Hatfield at