The first thing I check out at a party or potluck is the appetizers. If they look delectable, I’m golden, and a good time will be had.
And nothing’s better than appetizers that are self-contained, that don’t need any utensils, that don’t even really need a plate. Grab, munch and go mingle; that’s my speed.
While chips and nuts and crunchies have their place and satisfy all of the above conditions, it’s not hard to imagine an even better appetizer that has a tad more oomph. And that would be one with Idaho® potatoes.
Really, is there any more comforting food than spuds?
So I made you the first appetizer you’ll grab at the party — a bite of light, lively potato salad in a green cup, a two-bite chomp.
You have my permission to have three. Or four.
The potato salad has a sort of secret ingredient. Can you spot the item above that is not normally in potato salad? It really makes this one! (Hint: grapes.)
It’s bright, tasty and full of various vegetables so it won’t fill you up before dinner.
And of course you may skip the bok choy aspect and simply serve the spud salad in a bowl if that suits you better.
Today our Sunday Supper tastemakers have taken up a challenge from the Idaho Potato Commission to present a buffet table of appetizers featuring Idaho® potatoes. Let’s call them spud starters suitable for summer. (Say that fast, three times.) And there are even more recipes on the Potato Pinterest Board, so browse around for something spudtastic.
You know that Idaho® potatoes have a few choice characteristics going for them that results in high quality spuds:
- Growing seasons of warm days and cool nights
- Mountain-fed irrigation
- Rich volcanic soil
- Available year-round
Take a look at our 20 easy, tempting recipes that will take you all the way through a spudlicious summer of pool parties and potlucks, barbecues and beach bashes, family dinners and good old fun.
This week’s Sunday Supper recipes
- 10 Potato Toppings by Sunday Supper Movement
- Baby Duchess Potato Bites by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Potatoes by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins by Alida’s Kitchen
- Cheesy Bacon Potato Patties with Avocado Cream by I’m Not the Nanny
- Cheesy Taco Potato Bites by Flavor Mosaic
- Fully Loaded Baked Potato Skins by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Honey Sriracha Fries with Crème Fraiche by Whole Food | Real Families
- Indian Spiced Potato Pastry Shells by Soni’s Food
- Loaded Baked Potato Stuffed Mushrooms by Amee’s Savory Dish
- Loaded Baked Potato Dip by Life Tastes Good
- Mini Potato Crab Cakes by Magnolia Days
- Potato and Chorizo Bites by Family Foodie
- Purple Potato Puffs by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Smoky Paprika Potato Kebabs with Bacon and Blue Cheese Dip by Food Done Light
- Smoky Potato Pie Cups by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Spanish Potato Skewers with Paprika Dipping Sauce by Rhubarb and Honey
- Spiralized Shoestring Garlic Truffle Fries with Aioli by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Two-Bite Potato Salad Cups by Shockingly Delicious
- Waffled Twice Baked Potato Pancake Bites by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Window Pane Potato Chips by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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