This is one of my absolute favorite meals to make. Not only is it delicious, but I also think it is fun to put together.
I don't actually have a formal recipe. I learned to make this while watching my sister put it together and then I added my own modifications to it. So, hopefully this will be understandable. If you have any questions, though, feel free to ask!
First, start with some potatoes: washed and peeled.
Moving on. Dice the potatoes up really small. I cut the potato in half then cut each half in half again lengthwise and again widthwise before chopping them up.
Put your chopped up potatoes in a greased 13 x 9 inch casserole dish.
Next, add half an onion, diced up. The size of your dices depends on how strong you want the onion flavor. I like it fairly strong.
Now is a good time to add some seasoning. I stick with seasoned salt, but I'm sure garlic powder would be good too. Whatever you like.
Now add some flour, enough to cover the potatoes. This is probably about 1/4 cup.
Here is a secret ingredient:
Now, stir it all up again to get everything pretty well coated with the flour. Pour 1/2 to 3/4 cup of milk over the top of the potato mixture, making sure it covers the whole pan. The milk mixed with the flour makes a beautiful and tasty sauce.
Now put little pats of butter or margarine over the top of the pan (evenly spaced of course).
Pull it out, let it cool for a few minutes, dig in, and enjoy!