The Poorman's Meal

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June 20, 2020

A completed pan of the Poorman's Meal.This is another recipe from Clara Cannucciari, who had a YouTube channel with recipes from the Great Depression. It was a hit in our home. I used small, thin-skinned potatoes, so I did not peel them.


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • oil for sautéing
  • 4 hot dogs
  • 2 Tbsp pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
Ingredients for the Poorman's meal.


  1. Peel potatoes and cube.
  2. Chopped potatoes and onions on a cutting board.
  3. Dice the onion.
  4. Sauté the onion and the potatoes.
  5. Cooking the potatoes and onions in a frying pan.
  6. Add the hot dogs and 2 Tbsp. of pasta sauce.
  7. Adding the hot dogs to the pan.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of water and simmer until the potatoes are soft.
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May 12, 20221 found this helpful

I use to watch Miss Clara on YouTube all the time. Delicious recipes, you don't spend a fortune, and you can feed the multitudes.

Her Grandson filmed her making the food. What a kind and loving Grandmother she was and a very inventive cook. Loved her.

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