Game Day Provisions 101: Purple & Gold Potato Salad

LSU Tigers Tailgating. Game Day Recipes: Purple & Gold Potato Salad By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Editor-In-Chief Southern Tailgating, Cooking & Entertaining Brand Southern Tailgating Expert Sports Entertaining Pastry Chef Author Writer Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham AlabamaGame Day Entertaining

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True LSU fans only acknowledge one & it’s generally preceded by “Saturday night in…” An evening kick-off in Tiger Stadium is one to relish. Rowdy. Colorful. Deafening. Most are unaware of the school’s humble beginnings opening it’s doors in 1860 as a seminary based military academy. After a fire destroyed the original digs near Pineville, Louisiana, the cadets took up residence in Baton Rouge, a move that was originally intended to be temporary. Cadets of the Ole War Skule was established in 1955 in an effort to honor the school’s rich military history, traditions & values. Football came into play for LSU in 1893 with the first opponent being one of their largest rivals to date, Tulane. Over the years, a few additional programs have been added to the list including the Florida Gators & the Alabama Crimson Tide with the last stemming from a sense of betrayal of Nick Saban leaving after securing a National Championship title for the Tigers. Love Purple, Live Gold is a sentiment shared by students, faculty, alumni & football fanatics that in many ways explains that disappointment as it represents the pure heart, dedication & passion they have for their LSU family. Purple & Gold Potato Salad honors that game day spirit. Filled with regional flavors, the colorful take on this classic tailgating staple is versatile as a variety of small potatoes sporting different colors can be substituted to represent your school affiliation. Be certain to have it front & center as it’s sure to geaux quickly.

Game Day Entertaining. Purple & Gold Potato Salad By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality Southern Tailgating Expert Editor-In-Chief Southern Lifestyle Tailgating Cooking & Entertaining Brand Pastry Chef Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham Alabama

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makes 6 servings

Run The Option

Miniature red or fingerling potatoes can be substituted to create a custom salad that represents schools with colors ranging from maroon, burgundy, crimson, garnet & red.

1 1/2 lbs Peruvian purple potatoes, cut in half
1 1/2 lbs Honey Gold potatoes, cut in half
1/3 cup plus 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp Creole mustard
1 Tbsp honey
3/4 tsp Creole seasoning
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 scallions, sliced
1 celery ribs, sliced
Kosher salt & pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss together the potatoes & 3 tablespoons oil in a large bowl. Pour onto a half sheet pan & place cut side down. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Bake 30 minutes or until tender. Cool 30 minutes. Whisk together the vinegar, the mustard, the honey & the Creole seasoning in a small bowl. Add the 1/3 cup oil in a slow steady stream, whisking until combined. Stir in the parsley. Combine the potatoes, the scallions & the celery ribs in a large bowl. Toss the dressing with the potatoes until coated. Season with salt & pepper. Serve at room temperature or prepare up to 1 day in advance.

The Extra Point

The potatoes are tasty topped over salads or served along side grilled steak, chicken or pork tenderloin for a delicious weeknight supper option.

LSU Tigers Tailgating. Purple & Gold Potato Salad By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Editor-In-Chief Southern Lifestyle Tailgating, Cooking & Entertaining Brand Southern Tailgating Expert Sports Entertaining Pastry Chef Author Writer Tide & tigers Today Tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham AlabamaFROM THE SOUTHERN HOSTESS OF BUTTERMILK LIPSTICK

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LSU Tailgating Recipes. Purple & Gold Potato Salad By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Editor-in-Chief Southern Tailgating, Cooking & Lifestyle Entertaining Brand Sports Entertaining Southern Tailgating Expert Writer Pastry Chef Author Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham Alabama How To Make LSU Tiger Bunting

Handcraft a few tabletop decorations loaded with LSU team spirit.
Follow these instructions to make swags of tiger bait bunting.

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Style Points

LSU Tiger Bunting

Cut small triangles from yellow & craft brown card stock.
Layer the yellow paper under the brown & secure with tape.
Cut several purple triangles from craft paper.

Glue 2 dots from a standard craft punch at the base of the triangles.
Top with a small knot made from twine.
Attach a small yellow triangle to resemble a nose. 

Cut triangles from the same card stock & layer them.
Attach them together with glue & place on the larger triangles to resemble ears.
Cut tiny strips from black card stock & attach with glue to resemble stripes. Dry completely.

Pierce two holes in the triangles & thread with twine.
Pierce tiny circles from black card stock using a 1/16-inch craft punch.
Place the pieces over the triangles where the twine is thread to cover the hole.
A wooden pick comes in handy to place the tiny dots.
Attach the dots with old-school glue & a craft brush. Allow to dry completely. 

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