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Ingredients

4-5 medium potatoes
6 slices bacon, diced
1 rounded teaspoon flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 medium onion, chopped

Instructions

Cook potatoes, skins on. When tender, pare and slice them. Keep warm. Fry bacon to light brown. Stir flour into bacon and drippings and blend. Add water, vinegar and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook until slightly thickened. Add salt, pepper, onions and potatoes. Heat well over a low flame, stirring carefully so as not to mash the potatoes. May be heated in oven with low heat. Serve warm or cold. Serves 4-6.

Janice Klawon
Rock Island



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