Potato Salad for meat lovers

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by scarbelly, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here is one I have used for years for parties and even in some small catering events - I always have folks asking me for the recipe

    Gary’s Potato Salad

    Serves 10
    Go the local deli and have them cut you one slice each of these meats. Each slice should be about the thickness of your little finger.

    Soprasetta - these slices will be about 3” round
    Hard Salami - you want the larger one about 3” round
    Ham – this is going to be about a 3 X 4 “ hunk - cut this in half and save for another use

    Cut these into small chunks then throw them into a food processer and fine chop into little pieces and set aside for assembly

    10 small potatoes
    1/2 - 3/4 medium onion chopped ( depends on your taste)
    Thawed frozen peas - green beans - white corn 2 cups combined - more corn and peas than green beans
    Mayo to taste -
    Garlic Powder to taste
    Salt to taste
    Pepper to taste

    Boil the potatoes and save the water
    Cool the potatoes and the water until well chilled
    Peel and cube the potatoes

    Assemble in layers

    Add in the potatoes, onion, meat, veggies, mayo (large spoonful per layer), spices in layers and mix with your hands when done- add a little of the water for moisture - the potatoes are going to absorb a lot of the mayo and water - I start with 1/4 cup water before I add any additional mayo

    Chill and taste after an hour or so and adjust mayo and seasonings. Chill for 3-4 hours

    Let me know what you think - I am making a big batch this weekend and will post some pics
  2. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    At a glance I'd say it would be a good idea to fry up some bacon to just barely chrispy, chop up and add in with the other meats. I always add bacon to my tato salad.

    Your recipe looks very good I will have to try it out.

    PS. Everything is better with bacon.
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The soprasetta and salami add some good spice but you are right - everything is better with bacon -
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Since so many folks are doing graduations I thought I would give this a bump in case someone needed a good tater salad recipe
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Outstanding recipe my friend. I will be trying it out on the 4th of July!

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