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12-17-2012, 08:13 PM
As an experiment, since I love this dressing, I made potato salad with it, instead of mayo.

I done a 3/4" dice on the taters and boiled them. Forgot to rinse the starch off, DUH. Just before fork tender, I drained them through a colander and tossed them in a large mixing bowl. Next time I will put the taters on the smoker for a few minutes.
While the taters were still hot, I added the dressing. That allows an even deeper flavor to get into the taters.
Then the rest of the ingredients. Mix gently, or you will end up with mashed tater salad.
Refrigerate, I would guess at least 2 hours, for the flavors to come together. I ain't waitin' that long.
I must say, a very edible experiment. MMM-GOOD.


Chow time with this itty bitty sandwich.:shrug:


Adjust the flavors to your liking, but this is a start.
Enjoy and thanks for lookin'

Jarhead's Jalapeno Ranch Potato Salad

3 Large Irish Potatoes, diced to 3/4"
1/4 cup Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
1/2 medium Yellow Onion, chopped
2 stalks Celery, chopped
2 Tbsp Sweet Pickle Relish
2 tsp Yellow Mustard (prepared)
4 strips Bacon, crumbled
S&P to taste

Boil diced potatoes til just before fork tender.
Drain and place into large bowl. Next time put the colander in the smoker for some flavor.
While potatoes are still hot, add Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
Let cool.
Chop Onion and Celery
Add to potato mix and gently fold/stir.
Add crumbled bacon, sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard, salt and pepper.
Gently fold/stir, until incorporated.
Refrigerate at least 2 hours for the flavors to come together.

This was a very tasty experiment, I must say.

12-18-2012, 01:04 PM
What brand of dressing? Sounds interesting. Have to give it a try

12-18-2012, 03:38 PM
JW, I'd never heard of it til I got out here to CA.
I believe I saw a recipe for it posted on another forum. I'll go take a look and post here, if you can't find it.
Excuse the mess, but this is a working kitchen. No TV BS here.


12-18-2012, 06:01 PM
Mess? What mess? It just means you're eating.
At least there isn't some leftover microwave lean cuisine in the background, ha ha ha!

12-18-2012, 06:49 PM
Sounds good to me..:thumbs up:

Hookin' Bull
09-12-2013, 07:29 AM
Looks good. I'm gonna try this one real soon.