A Snowy Day Pleaser

Posted by Anne Yorks on Friday, February 26, 2010

Is it snowing where you live? It is snowing here in Happy Valley! We have not received the tremendous amounts of snow other parts of the country have, but it is messing with my shipping times and it’s not making me happy!

So, since my New Year’s resolution was to maintain a positive attitude about things that normally make me mad, I have decided to post one of my favorite dinners for a snowy day. This always makes me happy no matter how many times I’ve shoveled the driveway. Darn wind!

Doggie Stew is a Family Favorite recipe. I’ll admit it sounds weird…but don’t go judging it before you try it. I think you’ll really like it a lot. Plus, it’s affordable and so easy to make.

Here it goes. I had a few helpers to do the demo. My handsome brother and my adorable little girl!

First, collect your ingredients:

2T Olive Oil
1/2 Onion
Hand-full of Parsley or Celery Leaves
1 Pack of Hot Dogs
Hungarian Paprika
Garlic (3 cloves minced)
5-6 Potatoes
More Hungarian Paprika

This recipe is so easy, because you probably already have most of the ingredients at your house. Our family likes the Hebrew National hot dogs best, but these Nathan brand did the job. They were BOGO at Giant.

Add olive oil and garlic to pot. I use my wonderful dutch oven.

Chop your onions and add to the pot.

Add a hand-full of parsley or celery leaves.

Cut hot dogs into little rounds. Like the size of a piece of Rollo candy. (make sure 2-year-old doesn’t eat uncooked hot dogs. I looked over and she was munching on one. gross)

Once the onions are translucent, add the hot dogs and a little water to the mix, enough to cover the dogs. Also add the celery leaves, salt and pepper. It is now also time to add the Paprika. I think it is important to use Hungarian paprika. The flavor is fantastic.

We add three tablespoons to start, but usually end up adding more once the stew is cooked.

Next peel and cut 5-6 potatoes. Add them to the doggie mixture and then add water, enough to cover the potatoes.

Cover and bring to a boil and then let the entire pot simmer on low for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are softening. Don’t over boil. You will turn your potatoes to complete mush. It’s edible, but not as good.

Add more paprika (to taste).

Doggie Stew is enjoyed best the day after it is prepared. Always eat with a piece of buttered bread. It’s so yummy that way!

I know you won’t find this recipe on the Food Network or the movie Julie and Julia, but try it. It will make your next snowy day warmer!

Have a sweet (and warm) day,