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Apr 28, 2010 04:05 AM

What is a good starch to have with beef short ribs?

...other than mashed potatoes.

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  1. French fries, potato or macaroni salad. If you're making them casually that is.

    1. Mashed potatoes wouldn't even be my first choice- that would be polenta. So I say go with that. A risotto would also be good, depending on the preparation.

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        1. re: roxlet

          Here in the South, those would known as grits!

        2. re: TongoRad

          One more vote for polenta. Flavor it with some herbs / spices that will complement how you prepare the short ribs.

          1. re: E_M

            oooh I like this idea! mmmm you have my brain working now :-)

          2. My short ribs are done in the oven in a cast iron DO.
            When they are meltingly tender i add 2-3 cans of well drained canned butter beans and mix in well.
            A side is thus incorporated into the entree.
            All to whom i have served this have been enthusiastic.

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            1. re: mr jig

              That sounds really good. I love polenta with shortribs, but this sounds delicious.

            2. Parsnip puree and braised greens

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              1. re: Cherylptw

                I think the parsnip puree sound so interesting!