Potato Stew from the Early 20th Century

Brrr it’s getting cold out! Which means this is the perfect time to make a soup or stew.

Last winter, when I decided to start my video-making journey, I filmed a how-to-cook-potato-stew video. And I had forgotten all about it! Thankfully I had the footages saved onto my laptop. Why not share it now?!

For those of you who are cold, just like me, this stew is going to warm your bones. Did I mention it’s also very delicious?

I adapted the recipe for “Potato Soup” from Lowney’s Cook Book.

Give it a try and let me know what you think ^-^


  1. 3 potatoes, chopped and boiled
  2. ½ onion, diced
  3. 2 slices bacon, sliced
  4. 2 Tbsp. butter
  5. 1.5-2 Tbsp. flour
  6. ½ tsp. salt
  7. 1 tsp. parsley
  8. ½ tsp. Paprika
  9. Water
  10. ⅛ c. Milk

Begin by boiling the potatoes for about 15 minutes. While the potatoes are boiling, fry up the bacon in a pan. Then add the onions and let those cook until transparent. Next, add the flour and cook off the rawness for about 2 minutes. Then add the cooked and drained potatoes, followed by water, butter, salt, parsley, and paprika. Allow everything to come together for about 5 minutes before adding the milk. Give one last stir and turn off the heat.

You can enjoy this stew hot, warm or cold. My husband can eat any food hot or cold, but I like mine warm.


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