1915 Pittsburg Potatoes Recipe

1915 Pittsburg Potatoes Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Glen and Friends Cooking via Youtube


As a food enthusiast, I’m always fascinated with recipes from the old times – just imagining what food they serve in that period makes me so excited. Speaking about that, I have found this Pittsburg potatoes recipe from Glen and Friends Cooking on  Youtube that I think is perfect! I mean – this recipe is from a cookbook that was published sometime around 1915! Can you imagine? Learn this recipe by watching the tutorial below.



  • 4 cups raw potatoes (diced)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 can of pimentos
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 5 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups sweet milk
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 lb cheese (grated)
  • bread crumbs


Step 1

In a pot of salted water, put the diced potatoes and chopped-up onion, then boil for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, add 1/2 can of cut-up pimentos; boil for another 5 minutes. For the sauce, melt butter in a pan, then add flour to make a roux. Turn the heat on low then go back to the potatoes. Drained the water on the potatoes, take out a baking dish, then put the potatoes in. Back to the pan, add 1 cup of sweet milk, and whisk it into the flour and butter mixture. Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste. Whisk it until the consistency becomes thick. At this point, add 1/2 lb of cheese and stir it into the sauce. Add a little more milk if the consistency becomes too thick.

Mixing the flour mixture for 1915 pittsburg potatoes recipe
Image credits: Glen and Friends Cooking via Youtube


Step 2

Pour the sauce over the potatoes and mix it together well. After mixing, top it with some bread crumbs. Put the potatoes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for around 15 – 20 minutes or until the top becomes brown. Serve!

Getting ready to bake the pittsburg potatoes
Image credits: Glen and Friends Cooking via Youtube

1915 Pittsburg Potatoes Recipe

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