Potato Salad???

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by tailgatingpirate, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. tailgatingpirate

    tailgatingpirate Fire Starter

    if your ever around Little Rock, Arkansas make sure you stop by the Whole Hog. The BBQ is great (i prefer my own) but there potato salad is out of this world. I have never considered making potato salad with my que (normally slaw and cornbread) but after a reminder of how good the Whole Hogs Potato Salad is im on a quest to find a good one
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Better not ask me. I don't use mayo. :{)
  3. tailgatingpirate

    tailgatingpirate Fire Starter

    just giving this one a little bump back up to the top, i really want a good one
  4. chadpole

    chadpole Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have a potato salad recipe you can try. Adjust potatoes by number of people that will eat.

    (5) fist sized potatoes (peeled )
    (1) med. onion ( minced )
    (3) hard boiled eggs
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    squirt of prepared mustard
    salt and pepper (to taste)

    Boil potatoes until tender. May boil eggs in the same water if you want. Cut potatoes into 1/4" to 1/2" cubes. Dice up eggs in a bowl. Mix all ingredients together and adjust mustard and salt & pepper to taste.

    I have used this recipe to feed (6) people up to (50) people according to
    amount of potatoes,eggs, onion.

    Hope you enjoy.
  5. Potato Salad

    (Drizzling the sweet pickle juice over the warm potatoes is the secret to this delicious potato salad.)

    3 ½ pounds red-skinned potatoes, unpeeled, cut into ¾ inch pieces
    ¼ cup juices from jar of sweet pickles

    ¾ cup mayonnaise
    1/3 cup buttermilk
    4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    1 teaspoon sugar
    ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
    ½ cup chopped red onion
    ½ cup chopped sweet pickles
    ½ cup chopped celery

    Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain; transfer to large bowl. Drizzle pickle juices over potatoes and toss gently to blend. Cool to room temp.

    Whisk mayo, buttermilk, mustard, sugar and pepper in medium bowl to blend; season to taste with salt. . Mix in onion and pickles to mixture. Pour over potatoes and toss gently to blend.
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yumm sounds like a good tater salad recipi
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i like dill though.
  8. rodbuilder

    rodbuilder Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Wife uses dill pickle juice instead of sweet.... Makes all the difference in the world...
  9. rockyb

    rockyb Smoke Blower

    I'll give you my personal recipe for red potato salad for a group:

    5 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed and boiled in the skins.
    Let them cool so you can handle them easier.
    Cut them up in the size you want leaving the skins on....like bite size or smaller.
    Add to the bowl of potatoes:

    2 cups Miracle Whip (I use the lite kind)
    1 large chopped onion
    2 stalks celery, chopped
    a squirt of mustand (any kind)

    Mix well into the potatoes (mix with hands if you like)

    Several hard boiled eggs, sliced and laid on top of the potatoe salad (some people don't like eggs mixed in)

    Sprinkle paprika on top of the eggs.

    Never, ever had any complaints about this recipe.
  10. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member


    I know what you are saying about the Whole Hog’s potato salad. There is a Whole Hog in Bentonville, AR as well. I just moved from there and boy will I miss that place!! All of the recipes below sound awesome but none are similar to the recipe you (WE!!) need.

    To all you recipe aficionados out there… I’ve had this at another BBQ place ( I think in OKC??) and they called theirs “Loaded Potato Salad†because it is similar to a “Loaded†baked potato. There seems to be bacon bits, sour cream, chives, black pepper, maybe butter???? I don’t know what else. I haven’t tried to make it yet. The smoke house in OKC (I think??) served theirs with a little finely shredded cheddar cheese on top.

    Anyone have any ideas?
  11. This kinda sounds like what you guys are asking for. ENJOY!!![​IMG]

    8 potatoes, cubed (half peeled or half with skin) (boiled until tender)
    2 teaspoons salt
    6 slices bacon, diced & crisp cooked
    6 green onions, or chives
    2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    16 ounces sour cream
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper (more to taste if you like)
    1 cup Miracle Whip

    Mix it all together top with chedar cheese and bake at 350 for 15-20 min
  12. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I think this may be it. I wouldn't have thought about the mayo since it has the sour cream. That's where I would have gone wrong. I can't wait to try it. Thanks!
  13. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    I'll have to dig up my grandma's potato salad recipe... usually I don't care for tater salad, but hers is excellent!
  14. jbg4208

    jbg4208 StickBurners

    This kinda saounds like the one we have in Harrison. Roosters BBQ. Except they use smoked pulled pork instead of the bacon. It is devine!!! [​IMG]
  15. strider

    strider Newbie

    The Loaded potato salad mentioned can be bought from Sysco or Us Food Service. I think 5 lbs. is around $11.

  16. rockyb

    rockyb Smoke Blower

    That recipe sounds great, Smokin'Joe. I want to try it. Saved it to a document. I'll get the ingredients next time I'm at the market. Thanks.
  17. anytime Rocky. I aim to please!!![​IMG]
  18. tenblade

    tenblade Newbie

    I was actually coming here to post the same question. When I lived in Little Rock we loved their potato salad at Whole Hog. No such thing here in Michigan. :(

    If you find something similar let me know!!!

  19. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    My wife makes her Granny's recipe , it is great.

    Little Mayo
    Celery Seed (key ingredient)
    Chopped Harboiled Eggs

    If it doesn't have to be homemade, get the Red Potato Salad from Sam's Club. It is by far the best store bought tater salad I have had. Sam's generally has such high quality products.
  20. rockyb

    rockyb Smoke Blower

    So, TailGatingPirate, did you find the potato salad recipe you can live with yet?

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