Cheap, fast, very filling, and filled with starch, cost <$1/person. This one is useful if you have surplus boiled potatoes from the day before. It takes a while to make though—it’s active cooking, not passive—so I don’t make it that often. It does taste really good though.


  • 2 pounds of potatoes
  • 6-8 cylinders of mystery meat (hotdogs)
  • paprika
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 small can of tomato paste

How to:

  1. Peel the potatoes and boil them.
  2. While they boil chop the onion and fry them golden brown in a large pot.
  3. While they fry, cut the hotdogs in slices and add them to the onions.
  4. While occasionally stirring the onions and hotdogs, cut the potatoes in finger thick slices.
  5. While still cutting the potatoes, add a table spoon of paprika to the pot along with the milk and the tomato paste. Stir.
  6. Add the potatoes and mix it all around. Done.

Overall success depends on the mushiness of the potatoes. Generally less is better. If you pressure cook them, don’t pre-slice them. Not that I did anything like that 🙂

Originally posted 2008-01-05 18:14:02.