Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Three years ago, a little group of folks from the deep south, traveled to an old world country.  We made our pilgrimage to Brussels, Belgium, and for some of us, it was our first trip out of the US.

A couple of weeks ago, we gathered together once again, this time to share some memories and renew friendships.  We opened our home, and because the weather was so nice, we dined on the porch.

We started with a Greek Salad from Pappas Greek Restaurant.  I have had Greek Salads in different parts of the country, but from what I understand Pappas Greek Salads are the only ones that include potato salad.  I will share that recipe at the bottom of this post.

As a special treat, we served Stone Crabs.

So yummy!

Louis Pappas Famous Greek Salad

Make a potato salad from these ingredients -
6 boiling potatoes, cooked and cubed
4 green onions,finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup thinly, sliced green onion
1/2 cup salad dressing or mayonnaise

Line a large platter with lettuce leaves.  Place 3 cups of potato salad in a mound in center of the platter.  Cover with shredded lettuce.  Arrange the following on top of lettuce -

2 tomatoes cut into 6 wedges each
1 peeled cucumber cut lengthwise into 8 fingers
4 portions Feta Cheese
1 green bell pepper cut into rings
4 slices canned cooked beets
4 peeled and cooked shrimp
4 anchovy fillets
12 black Greek olives
4 fancy cut radishes
4 whole green onions

The entire salad is then sprinkled with 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar and then topped with a blended oil of 1/4 cup EACH of Olive and Salad oil. Sprinkle Oregano over all and serve.  

This salad originated from the Louis Pappas Restaurant in Tarpon Springs Florida.


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How fun to get together and recall your trip. I would love to dine on our beautiful porch. Brought back memories of my trip to Brussells!

ellen b. said...

A fun table with great dishes to serve at your reunion!

Marlis said...

Oh gosh, I just loved Pappas restaurant the few times I've eaten there. Isn't that loading dock amazing? Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.. I will be making it very very soon. Gorgeous porch.. so happy you unlocked some fabulous memories.. xo marlis

Diane said...

I sure everyone enjoyed this meal - it was so nice of you to host the event. Traveling is the best and no one can ever take those memories away - how nice to have a group who can share them with you!!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Isn't it fun to get together with old friends and reminisce? The salad is so unique and looks delish! I wish it was warm enough here to eat outside - maybe in 2 months!!

Bernideen said...

What a wonderful gathering for reflection and memories both old and new! Your dish looks quite impressive! So pleased you linked to "Open House".

Marigene said...

We won't be eating outside for a few more months at the rate winter is hitting us! That salad is making me hungry!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Looks great. I have never eaten stone crab but I hear I am missing one of the great treats of life.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

The Charm of Home said...

What a great menu! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!