Stoved Potatoes

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Total Time
1hr 40mins
25 mins
1 hr 15 mins

In Scotland, everybody's grandmother has a slightly different recipe for stoved potatoes (a/k/a "stovies"). This is one of countless variations, but it's my favourite.

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  1. Melt bacon or meat drippings in a saucepan.
  2. Sauté onions until golden but not brown.
  3. Add potato slices, diced swede, water, and salt.
  4. Cover tightly, and then simmer very gently until cooked.
  5. Shake occasionally (try not to stir) to avoid sticking.
  6. Check for readiness after ½ hour (may require up to 1 hour).
  7. If potatoes are new, add oatmeal when done.
  8. Cover, shake well, and leave 10 minutes off heat.