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Good Side Dishes for Burger Bar Party

turtle07 Dec 31, 2010 08:26 AM

Hi All,

I am hosting a burger bar party for New Year's Day and I am at a loss on what side dishes to serve. Would prefer not to serve the typical potato salad or slaw. Thanks in advance!

  1. Helvella Dec 31, 2010 08:53 AM

    How about an a-typical potato salad or slaw? Sorry, but when I saw the title those were the first two things that popped to mind! They just go so well with burgers!

    I'd say any vegetable salad that could be served cold or room temp would go well. I'm making a Texas caviar aka a black eyed pea salad for New Years, that would go great plus you'd have something traditional. Also a good corn salad comes to mind.

    1. Wtg2Retire Dec 31, 2010 09:02 AM

      Canned Ranch Style beans are good with burgers, if you have access to them. Another good side if French fries cooked in the oven. You could sprinkle any kind of seasoning you want on them or just sprinkle with salt.

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        escondido123 Dec 31, 2010 09:04 AM

        Don't know how many people you're serving, but roasted potatoes done with rosemary and olive oil are easy.

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          fourunder Dec 31, 2010 09:05 AM

          Cocktail Franks........aka Hot Dog Sliders. I suggest a good German or Polish Butcher.

          ....and Corn Relish....maybe assorted Kim Chee

          1. chef chicklet Dec 31, 2010 09:08 AM

            The way I'm thinking is naturally the usual, sorry. But if I couldn't have that I'd choose to make a bar full of toppings. Like a great chili, many cheeses (brie!) mushrooms, french fried onions, bacon and thinly sliced ham,crunchy green stuff, and tomatoes. Mustards, and some homemade aioli, and my favorite a green chili sauce nice and hot in a fondue pot with a good melting cheese close by. Perhaps for a sweet side something like grilled pineapple rings.

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            1. re: chef chicklet
              escondido123 Dec 31, 2010 09:17 AM

              Make those onions caramelized, add some requefort, and I'm with you.

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              sedimental Dec 31, 2010 09:12 AM

              Sweet Potato Fries!!!!!

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                katecm Jan 1, 2011 06:31 AM

                Epicurious has a wonderful baked bean recipe that I have made homemade AND mocked up with canned beans and it turns out great regardless. The trick is laying the beans in a casserole dish, topping with a pile of thinly sliced onions, then topped with bacon slices, and baked until the onions are thoroughly cooked and the bacon is crunchy. It's amazing.

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