Sunday, July 1, 2012

Cajun Fourth of July Menu

With the Fourth of July just a few days away, I am putting the finishing touches on my holiday menu and wanted to share a few of the recipes that I'll be preparing for family and friends. Several guests will be bringing a dish, as well. Here's a recipe for a fabulous potato salad that will surely be a hit at your house and have them coming back for more. Cest bon, cher! Bon Appetit!

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

3 lbs. red potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 hard cooked eggs, chopped
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 bunch green onions, sliced
2 dill pickles, diced
3/4 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
2 tbs.'s Creole mustard
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
Salt to taste
Few shakes of Tabasco

Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Add 1 tsp. salt and bring to a boil and boil for 15 minutes. Drain and place in a large bowl and allow to cool. Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning.

Combine the eggs, bacon, cheese, green onions, and pickles.

Add to the potatoes and mix well.


Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, and mustard, add a few shakes of Tabasco, and mix well.  Spread over potato mixture and toss to coat and cover and chill until ready to serve. Garnish with green onions and bacon pieces. FAB!

The rest of the menu is as follows. Click on title to view recipe.

Spicy Cajun Crab Dip

Creole Summer Salad

Wishing all of you a very happy and fun holiday week! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


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hidden art of homemaking said...

oh my keep making better and better food and menus..I think it would just be easier to head on down to LA and join in your party..this looks so good Marguerite....will have to especially make the potato salad...have a great fourth of July..

Honey at 2805 said...

I would happily spend the 4th at your house! It all looks wonderful!

Don't know if you got my email saying I'm back and so is Potpourri Friday!

Slice of Southern said...

Oh boy, I'll be over in a couple of days to enjoy this fabulous menu! Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays, and have a great 4th of July!

A Kitchen Witch said...

I'll take a tall glass of tea and a slice of pie!

Big Dude said...

I've said it before, but I mean it this time, I'm coming. Have a great Independence Day

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Okay, I'm adding the crab dip and the peach pie to my menu. off to the grocery.

Mal said...

Looks like an absolutely amazing menu for the 4th!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Pat Tillett said...

I'm moving next door to you! All of these look really good. I'm a bit of a potato salad snob. There are hundreds of different versions and I like only about 3 of the many I've tried. Your PS dish, looks like something I would love! Have a good time!

Eddie Bluelights said...

What a fab 4th July feast! All looks truly scrumptuous. I am told that there is a fab drink in your neck of the woods called a Margarita which seems to have magical properties. So strong that it is as if someone had added sleeping pills to it and the recipient cannot remember a thing. What is the drink? Could you give us the recipe please? Happy 4th July and enjoy the party, cher.

Drick said...

now that was some shindig of a 4th - hope it did not rain you out like it did here... love those bourbon shrimp

Elizabeth "Libby" Day said...

I just found your blog from Honey at 2805 and since I am also a Louisiana gal, (grew up in Evangeline Parish) I had to say "Hi, y'all" and let you know my S 'n L owns Teche Gifts. So if you are ever in there tell her Libby sent you. Love your cajun flavor and look forward to following you.

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by my your blog, all your food looks so delicious!

California Girl said...

Marguerite, I served Spicy Canine Crab dip appetizer w/ chips & crackers on the 4 th & was beseiged for the recipe. Thx!

Slice of Southern said...

Congratulations!! Your wonderful menu is my featured item on this week's Southern Sundays! Hope to see you again this week.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

What an incredible spread, Marguerite! I'd NEVER leave your home with your cooking! I'm printing off these recipes for sure!!!!

Jessica | Cajunlicious said...

As always everything looks AMAZING! Love the Loaded Baked Potato Salad...Hope you had a wonderful 4th!

Martha said...

I knew you'd be putting out a huge table full of yummy food! My husband always runs over when he knows I'm reading your blog, Cajun food is his favorite. As usual I'm leaving here drooling and craving something from your table!