I catered a large dinner for my good friend Katie's going away party. We ran to Costco to load up on food. There is always something about Costco super-sized food that make me think "Yes, Emma you need that 10 lb. container of Potato Salad!" I did it. I bought that 10 lb. container for our big barbecue and with over 40 guests we still had about 4 lbs left.
Sad. Sad. Sad little potato salad. Here are two wonderful recipes for doctoring up your left over potato salad!
Make a hot potato salad casserole!
Empty left over potato salad into your kitchen aid. Add in two small spoonfuls of garlic, spoon pepper, 3/4 cup of cheese and 8 slices of bacon cut into chunks, diced onions and 2/3 cup of Italian bread crumbs. Mix all togehter until pieces are broken down but not mashed. Place in a casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees.
Once you have done this and you STILL have more potato salad simple place left over casserole and throw into a bowl and mix the heck out of it until almost mashed. Heat a pan on the stove, place a little bit of butter and make some delicious German potato pancakes for breakfast or dinner!
Two very easy and delicious recipes for making the most out of your potato salad! Hope this helps as well near the end of summer - your BBQs wont have to be so boring after all and you'll be able to wow your friends with your creative and cost reducing cooking smarts - don't worry, I won't tell :)