Favorite Potluck dishes for Summer Gatherings

Discussion in 'Kitchen Chatter' started by teachermomof2, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. teachermomof2

    teachermomof2 Santa's Elves

    Hi,

    What is your favorite recipe to make and take to a potluck event?

    The family reunion is on Saturday and I usually take Rachel Ray's Sloppy Joes and Hard Rolls.
     
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  2. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    Macaroni salad and a cold corn salad.
     
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  3. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Pasta Salad - a dressing-based Mediterranean-type salad, not one made with mayonnaise.
     
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  4. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    A cheeseball with crackers
    Veggies with dip
    hard-boiled eggs
    Pizza on english muffins
     
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  5. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Active Member

    My moms baked beans
    Knee patches
    Potato salad
     
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  6. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Lettuceless salad
     
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  7. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    What are Knee Patches?
     
  8. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    I too am wondering what knee patches are. oh, just looked it up. Elephant ears? :)
     
  9. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Could only find the iron-on kind of knee patches - what are they in terms of potluck food? Are they the same as elephant ears? They are those giant pastry ovals covered in cinnamon sugar or some other sweet topping, right?
     
  10. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Active Member

    Knee patches are a Hungarian/Croatian fried pastry. They are basically a poor people's dessert. They are similar to some types of angel wings- Rolledthin strips that are sliced and turned inside out ( if that makes sense) and fried crispy then rolled in granulated sugar. Ours have no leavening in them. Just flour ,butter, sour cream, eggs and vanilla. Then fried in lard. They will blister up when fried and are very light. There are two camps- those who like them fried golden brown- the other likes fried dark brown. I thought I had a picture ( I always torment my cousins when I make them) but I don't. I'd be happy to share the recipe if any one is interested.
    They are very plain and simple. Grandma always made them and so did mom when we had the reunions.
     
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  11. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, please, I'd love to have the recipe.
     

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