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In need of a side dish.

New to this site. Could use some help. Can anyone suggest a side dish for a veggie -root gratin? I can add meat to the side. Maybe something with bacon? Something with crunch, since the gratin is soft? Any help would be great.

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  1. What about roasted brussels sprouts. You can add bacon to that, but I don't think you'd need it. I agree with you that something crisp would be good.

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    1. re: alliebear

      I was going to suggest roasted brussel sprouts too... or sauteed broccolini w/ garlice, olive oil and shredded romano cheese. Roasted green beans tossed in a little balsamic w/ shredded romano are really tasty too. Bacon would compliment any of these veggies nicely. I think the broccolini would be best because you can prepare it on the stove top while the gratin is in the oven. AND it would have the crunch/snap that you're looking for.

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      1. How about some roasted green beans tossed w brown butter and bacon?

          1. I did think about green beans, but hadn't thought of brussel sprouts. Both great ideas! Todao, I should've mentioned I already had a salad in mind for a starter, with fennel bulb. Thanks much!