Aunt Nadine called 'em country fried potatos, and the ingredients varied with whatever was at hand. She cooked it on a wood fired stove, and her use of tallow or bacon grease made for a lot better flavor than any cooking oil I ever tried. But Clara's Poor Man's Meal sounds plenty fine just as she did it...
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Works really well, with jalapeno and rabbit. Chicken works in it too. The potato and onion are a basis for just about any kind of thing done with any kind of meat and anything from turnips to artichoke hearts.
That’s a mainstay around Casa de AGreyMan. Since we are clearly a refined and sophisticated sort of people, we do substitute a polska kielbasa (polish sausage) for the hot dogs. We have it for supper every couple weeks.
I must have grown up in the 70s depression because that's pretty much every third meal at grandma's kitchen. Fried taters, onions, "meat", whatever else she sent us to fetch from the garden/ window still/ fence line asparagus/ etc. There was food growing everywhere at their place. I'm striving for that here, but with the better climate I think I can truly achieve 12 months of fresh something without a lot of work.