Side dish suggestions
Now that things are warming up in the Midwest, I'm itching to fire up the grill. I'm inviting a few friends over next weekend and want to make this:
But have no idea what to make for side dishes/snacks. Any suggestions? This is an informal affair, about 5 people :)
Grilled asparagus- give a generous sprinkle of very finely fresh grated parmesan over the top when done and still hot.
An acidic side salad to cut the spice and fat of the burgers- mixed greens with arugala, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, kalamata olives and a strong lemon vinegrette with black pepper (skip the salt since the kalamatas will take care of that)
+1 on the sweet potato fries
Root beer floats with root beer from your childhood and vanilla haagen dazs for dessert.
I would go with a vinegary cole slaw or even warm German potato salad (just made some last night & keep wondering why I don't make it more often). You need something to cut the richness & spice of the burgers & remoulade. Even quick pickled carrots & cukes would be good. Something fresh with a little crunch is nice too.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions! Menu building is not my forte and the creole/Cajun (?) influence had me stumped.
I agree that it really needs an acidic something to cut the fattiness. I also love the sweet potato fry suggestion. I have never heard macque choux either! Lots of good suggestions and much to think about. Thanks again :)
Chips with dips
Mac & Cheese
Grilled squash and zucchini
fresh fruit salad with a honey lime drizzle.
my MIL's cole slaw
a sweet tasty pot of home made BBQ beans
in addition to the vinegar-based coleslaws and pickles, i'd be thinking of adding a fruit salsa as well. watermelon with roasted corn, maybe some black beans added