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What to serve with French Dip sandwiches?

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I'm going to braise a beef brisket and make fds for company soon. What would be a good/healthy choice of sides? It will be for a lunch with 6 people.

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  1. You could always do a mixture of roasted veggies or a salad if you want a veggie side. A cup of tomato soup might be good as well.

    1. Fries and coleslaw, what else? forget healthy for this one!

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      1. re: mrbigshotno.1

        Exact thought here... one could do oven fries, and use a lowfat dressing for the coleslaw.

        1. re: mrbigshotno.1

          Came here to recommend those exact same two sides, but clearly, great minds think alike.

          1. re: gilintx

            EXACTLY. I will plan oven fries, the big ones done with a sprinkle or two of oilve oil and I have a copycat recipe for the KFC coleslaw dressing. I'll tweek it to be low fat.

          2. re: mrbigshotno.1

            Oh. silly me. of course fries and slaw! I forgot all about the menu at my favorite French Dip sandwich place back a few decades ago!

          3. If you want to change it up a little bit, try some seasoned sweet potato fries instead of regular.

            1. Home made potato chips. Potatoes, peanut or canola oil, salt.

              1. a good sour pickle spear and some horseradish along with the other sides mentioned.

                1. Hi, chocolatejam:

                  You definitely need crunch, so the coleslaw everyone recommends would be good. What about a pea salad with water chestnuts and crumbled bacon? Or a Waldorf?

                  Aloha,
                  Kaleo

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                  1. re: kaleokahu

                    So I need crunch. I love my version of Waldorf salad what a great thought.