Potato Wedge Southern Style Salad - By Smitty

June 25, 2017

Potato Wedge Southern Style Salad - By Smitty

The Potato Wedge Southern Style Salad comes from one of the Pitmasters contributor, Smitty. This literal potato salad is a simple side dish to feed half a dozen people with a few potatoes, a head of lettuce and salad toppings. From the grill to the oven - it is a melted delight.

"The idea of the Potato Salad is simply to melt the cheese over the wedge for a delicious side dish for any meal... Though I rushed the images on my phone while cooking a meal for friends and family. It's simple: cook the potato wedges until brown, then place a salad on top and bake at 300 degrees to melt the cheese (10 minutes). Add extra cheese and ranch after and serve. Everyone loves this!" - Smitty.

Ingredients Potato Wedge Southern Style Salad to feed 6 people

  • 3 Red Potatoes (medium size): note this is a preference - Idaho potatoes work too.
  • Head of Lettuce 
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Croutons
  • Bacon (optional)

Instructions for cooking

Grilling time, 20-30 minutes to the oven for 10 minutes.

Preparation of the food

Preparation of the potatoes lettuce salad

  1. Cut potatoes into a quarter of an inch slice
    1. Ziplock bag with olive oil.
    2. Season with salt and pepper to preference.
  2. Dice lettuce into small slices (think of a taco salad).
    1. Place in a bowl for later
  3. Salad topping for later
    1. Croutons (crush a handful in a ziplock bag)
    2. Bacon bits (option: grill your own bacon)
    3. Sharp Cheddar Cheese off to the side

Cooking instructions

 "Note: You can always use the oven instead, it is just more fun and quicker to use a grill." - Smitty

Grilling the potatoe wedges 
  1. Grill until the potatoes are a light brown on both sides (20-30 minutes on a light heat). NOTE: Preheat oven to 300 degrees while doing this.
  2. Place potatoes evenly across a cooking pan with olive oil
  3. Place Lettuce on potatoes, then your cheese, bacon bits, and crushed croutons.
    Salad on Potatoe Wedges
  4. Place in oven at 300 degrees for 10 minutes (note, you can always sit this aside if cooking a lot more dishes).
  5. Take out of oven
  6. Place extra cheese and ranch dressing over salad - and you are ready to serve.

Potato Wedge Southern Style Salad out of the oven

Editor: Smith
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