Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

I had never used rutabagas before, but figured any recipe that starts with bacon grease has got to be pretty good. I served it to a small "party" of four (including me), and it almost stole the show!

AzArlie December 19, 2007

Thanx Mille for a good and different potato dish. Next time I'll be smarter and do as you suggest: check for doneness at 1/2 hr. My potatoes were a little mushy after about 1 hr. DH and I will make again.

Babyoil November 05, 2003

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