If you were raised in the South, you grew up eating stewed potatoes a couple of times a month, if not every week. With cornbread and blackeyed peas? Yum!

If you were raised in the South, you grew up eating stewed potatoes a couple of times a month, if not every week. With cornbread and blackeyed peas? Yum!

Butter stewed Potatoes from Southern Plate ~ So southern... note at the bottom of recipe explains alternate method

Butter stewed Potatoes from Southern Plate ~ So southern... note at the bottom of recipe explains alternate method

Stewed Potatoes Recipe | his simple dish was one we looked forward to along with her fried okra. Mama Tomerlin raised her 9 children and blessed her 36 grandchildren with her wonderful "scratch cooking" - a cook who could go into the kitchen and make a delicious meal from whatever was on hand. | From: justapinch.com

Stewed Potatoes Recipe | his simple dish was one we looked forward to along with her fried okra. Mama Tomerlin raised her 9 children and blessed her 36 grandchildren with her wonderful "scratch cooking" - a cook who could go into the kitchen and make a delicious meal from whatever was on hand. | From: justapinch.com

I grew up eating my Mama's stewed potatoes, and didn't know it was a Southern thing. This is not potato soup. It's something delicious, and very different. Served with cornbread and black-eyed peas, stewed potatoes were a real treat from any old Southerner’s proper childhood.

I grew up eating my Mama's stewed potatoes, and didn't know it was a Southern thing. This is not potato soup. It's something delicious, and very different. Served with cornbread and black-eyed peas, stewed potatoes were a real treat from any old Southerner’s proper childhood.

Butter stewed potatoes, are whole new potatoes or small, cut up red potatoes, steam cooked in butter and often sprinkled with herbs, such as parsley.

Butter stewed potatoes, are whole new potatoes or small, cut up red potatoes, steam cooked in butter and often sprinkled with herbs, such as parsley.

Smothered Potatoes - Sliced potatoes are tossed with onion in seasoned flour, then fried in a bit of hot oil, covered and smothered with milk for a slow simmer. Simple, delicious comfort food.

Smothered Potatoes - Sliced potatoes are tossed with onion in seasoned flour, then fried in a bit of hot oil, covered and smothered with milk for a slow simmer. Simple, delicious comfort food.

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