Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Whole Hog Potato Salad

If you've never had potato salad from Whole Hog Cafe then you are really missing out! It is the best potato salad I've ever eaten. It's not mustard based but rather Ranch based. Who doesn't love Ranch? I found this recipe years ago and have made a few modifications over time. Hope you like it as much as we do!

2 lbs red or gold potatoes
1 cup mayo (not Miracle Whip)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t black pepper
1 T Hidden Valley Ranch mix (powder)
1/2 t dried parsley
1/2 t kosher salt
2 t sugar
splash of vinegar
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup crumbled bacon (packaged is fine)

Bake potatoes at 350 degrees for about an hour or until tender. Cool slightly and cut into chunks. Meanwhile combine mayo, sour cream, spices, vinegar, onion and bacon in a large bowl. Mix well then gently fold in potato chunks. Cover and refrigerate. The longer it sits the better it tastes. Serves 6-8 Enjoy!


  1. I tried your recipe for Whole Hog Potato Salad a few weeks ago. I have tried several recipes for this potato salad and they never were quite right. Not bad but just not right. Your recipe is the one that I have put in my favorites because it is wonderful!! Thank you for sharing! Tiara Robinson, Greenbrier, Arkansas

  2. Whole Hog just opened a store here in South Jersey and you're right! One of the best potato salads I've had! I'm not a fan of mustard in mine, either. I will be trying your recipe!

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    2. They're about a mile from where I live in Collingswood. They were very impressed with our knowledge of the Memphis Mud Island BBQ contests they've won until I told them we are all originally from Little Rock. I haven't yet tried their potato salad. I'll have to fix that.

  3. I made this and often. I usually double and think i made too much. The bowl is always cleaned. MMMMMMMMM

  4. Just made this and YUM! Very close to whole hog's version.

  5. This recipe is amazing! The whole family loved it.