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Good work potluck food

My office has potluck every month, usually with a theme. Last month was Latin-inspired food and I made enchiladas. This month is 'wild card, anything goes.' I know I can make a few decent potluck dishes (lasagna, salads, etc.) but I want something interesting and original. Any ideas?

asked by LucyS over 3 years ago
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added over 3 years ago

I made this recently for my in-laws & they loved it: Scottish Beef & Potato Pie. http://www.cooking.com...
It's like a cross between scalloped potatoes and shepard's pie. I ended up putting the cheese sauce over the top of the potatoes. It's delicious!

Ry_400
added over 3 years ago

This is a great dish and would be perfect for a wild card potluck. http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added over 3 years ago

At the last potluck I went to I made this Barley Stew. I added some sausage and it was a big hit: http://www.epicurious.com...
Quiche or an onion tart is also a nice and easy potluck dish. Maybe even the Sausage and Kale Tart that won the Dirt Cheap Dinner contest. I haven't tried it yet but it looks delicious: http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Dsc_0400
added over 3 years ago

What about a big beautiful bowl of couscous or orzo? Turn it into a salad with the addition of halved grape tomatoes, feta, chickpeas, cucumber chunks (for the couscous) toss with a bit of balsamic dressing just prior to serving. Or for the orzo, add some grilled chicken slices, cilantro, toasted pine nuts and olive iol.

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added over 3 years ago

Could I just say that I hate pot lucks? We have them here all the time in our common building kitchen. Most of the stuff that comes out is vile. However here's something that's easy, gazpacho http://www.food52.com/recipes... You can make it in batches in a blender, but just keep it cold.

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added over 3 years ago

pierino my man-I feel your pain. Although, pot lucks are a great way to show your talent. Think of your favorite dish and try to figure out how to do it banquet style. I like to marinate a flank stake, grill and let cool in the fridge overnight and slice thin and serve it at pot lucks like a sandwich bar. It's always the first thing to run out. Good luck!

Buddhacat
SKK
added over 3 years ago

Mark Bittman has a great article today on Korean food that has some wonderful recipes for a potluck, including Korean potato salad. He also has a gin, wine, plum drink the likes of which makes potlucks worth going to. http://www.nytimes.com... Please let us know what you end up bringing!

Me
added over 3 years ago

A salad I like to bring to a potluck is a farro based salad with seasonal veggies. For one I did recently, I roasted some thick asparagus and sliced on the diagonal into 2" pieces, blanched and shelled fava beans, spring onion, oven roasted cherry tomatoes, pancetta crumbles, lemon juice, lemon zest and a dressing of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Sometimes I add a little grated parmesan cheese. I cook the farro separately and then toss with the prepped veggies and dressing. Sometimes I'll heat it all up and then toss in a couple handfuls of arugula just to wilt it and then immediately serve. In the summer I add a few basil leaves. Good luck! And I love all these potluck ideas.

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added over 3 years ago

Thank you everyone! I have a lot to ponder from my cubicle today as I get ready to cook...

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