"Pittsburgh Potatoes" silly question
My brother and I are recounting the "olden days" and remembered a dish made by a housekeeper called "Pittsburgh Potatoes." It was kind of a creamy dish with spuds and cream sauce and red peppers. We don't remember anything else but they were so good! Does anyone else remember this dish?
Yes, I have the Pittsburgh Potato recipe. My mother made it often and in her recipe box was the actual clipping from the Pittsburgh Press.
4 c peeled, cubed potatoes
1 onion diced
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 c milk
2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 jar (4 oz) pimento chopped
Cook potatoes and onion in boiling salted water just until potatoes are tender
Meanwhile make white sauce. In saucepan melt butter. Add flour and cook, stirring until bubbly. Stir in salt and pepper. Gradually add milk, stirring constatnly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and pimento. Stir until cheese melts. Drain potatoes and onions well. Stir into cheese sauce. Pour into greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight. Bake, covered in 350 degree over for 30 min. Continue to bake, uncovered for 10 in or until mixture is bubbly and lightly browned. Makes about 8 servings.
Hope you enjoy. I am a native of Pittsburgh and this is the real recipe. Your request reminds me that I should copy this before the old news clipping crumbles.