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Potluck Recipe Ideas

LiveLoveCook's picture

It's that time of year again: the holiday potluck get-togethers.  I am looking for a good potluck recipe that tastes great and can hold up in any setting, such as, an office setting where there are no reheating facilities and the food will be out for at least 3 hours.  Desserts are usually the easiest, and the first to get picked, but I prefer to provide a main dish since these are always lacking.  Any suggestions?

Lilper's picture

How about cocktail meatballs that you could bring and keep warm & safe in a crock pot? That's what I'm bringing to my next pot luck lunch. Like you though, I'd welcome more ideas for main dishes.

Good luck.


ADodge's picture

Cocktail meatballs are a wonderful choice! At a open house party this past weekend, I brought my Swedish Meatballs from my new kids' cookbook - Around The World - and served them with ligonberry sauce. Contrary to the title, these recipes aren't just for kids - they are easy enough for kids to make with their adults but yummy enough for the whole family to enjoy.
If you're looking for a casserole type dish to bring, try Bobotie or Shepard's pie (both recipes in A.T W. cookbook). They are both substantial dishes that will fill out a pot luck buffet and be a nice alternative to the usual pasta dishes.

Lilper's picture

Thank you for the ideas. I've never heard of Bobotie but I will look it up.

ADodge's picture

Bobotie is South African and is very similar to Shepherd's Pie with the exception of an egg custard topping in lieu of the mashed potatoes. The recipe in ATW cookbook is made with ground turkey but it's also delicious with ground beef or lamb.

Tessiepie's picture

I have made this for years and everyone asks for it..    You will not have left overs.


3 lbs. chicken wings, tips removed 1.5 kg UPDATE: Buy drummettes and remove skin - it's more work, but it's healthier
1 egg
1/3 cup flour 75ml
1 cup butter 250ml

3 Tbsp. soy sauce 45 ml
3 Tbsp. water 45ml
1 cup white sugar 250ml
1/2 cup vinegar 125ml

Cut wings in half. Dip in slightly beaten egg and then in flour. Fry in butter until deep brown and crisp. Place in shallow roasting pan. Mix all sauce ingredients together and pour over chicken wings. Bake at 350 F (180C)
for 1/2 hour. Baste wings with sauce during cooking.

LiveLoveCook's picture

This sounds great, I think I'll try it.  Thanks!