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What to serve with French Dip sandwiches?

chocolatejam Oct 30, 2011 02:23 PM

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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    kaleokahu Oct 31, 2011 08:18 PM

    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?


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    1. re: kaleokahu
      chocolatejam Nov 3, 2011 12:43 PM

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

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      robt5265 Oct 31, 2011 07:26 PM

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

      1. letsindulge Oct 31, 2011 04:10 PM

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

        1. jmcarthur8 Oct 31, 2011 03:19 PM

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

          1. mrbigshotno.1 Oct 30, 2011 06:51 PM

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

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            1. re: mrbigshotno.1
              wyogal Oct 30, 2011 07:27 PM

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

              1. re: mrbigshotno.1
                gilintx Oct 30, 2011 09:35 PM

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

                1. re: gilintx
                  chocolatejam Oct 31, 2011 09:39 AM

                  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
                  chocolatejam Oct 31, 2011 09:37 AM

                  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!

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                  alitria Oct 30, 2011 02:28 PM

                  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.

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