My mother used to make this all the time when I was a child because it was one of my dad's favorites. I have to admit that I was not happy when this was on our dinner table in the evening because I was not fond of it back then. Now the combination of potatoes and lettuce is very appealing to us and this often makes a hearty, yet refreshing simple meal during the summer months.
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
1 Saute the chopped onion in a small amount of water over high heat, stirring until it browns slightly. Mash the potatoes with a fork and add them to the onions. Add the water and the vinegar. Cook and stir until mixture is smooth and hot. Season with pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
2 Put the shredded lettuce (and optional chopped green onion, if desired) into a large bowl. Pour the hot potato mixture over the lettuce. Toss well and serve at once.
3 HELPFUL HINTS: This is a good use for leftover mashed potatoes -use about 2 cups. Taste the potato mixture as you are cooking it and add a bit more vinegar or water to get the proper texture and seasoning before pouring over the lettuce. It should be like a thick sauce with no lumps and be slightly acidic in taste.