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charliecompany34's avatar

What is your fave side dish on the fourth of july?

Asked by charliecompany34 (7810points) July 3rd, 2009

ok, we got enough meat at this party, but what about the sides? what “side dish” do you bring to the house that everybody wants? my sister-in-law always brings shrimp and broccoli salad. never tasted it because it looks too wet and ranchy to me, but everybody else eats the &^%$ out of it.

what is your rave side? mine is fried corn with peppers, onions and cilantro…

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AstroChuck's avatar

I love barbecue baked beans. That and grilled corn on the cob do it for me.

charliecompany34's avatar

@AstroChuck oh yes! fer sure! are you and me the only two on this thread that agree with those sides?

jrpowell's avatar

Garlic Bread is my favorite thing.

I’m alone for this holiday. My sis went camping and Tracy is in Eugene. So I will eat freezer pizzas and snuggle with my cat.

SirBailey's avatar

Definitely corn on the cob.

arnbev959's avatar

My mother makes wonderful potato salad.

charliecompany34's avatar

@johnpowell oh wow. i feel like i know tracy.

charliecompany34's avatar

@petethepothead oh please do share recipe if you can. at least tell us what it tastes like…

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Garlic bread is the way to go.
Combine that with Chuck’s baked beans and I can almost guarantee multiple foodgasms.

charliecompany34's avatar

@AstroChuck hooking up some baked beans just like that as we write!

charliecompany34's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic foodgasms? love it! term needs to go in a dictionary…

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@charliecompany34 You’ve had one, so you know what I’m talking about. heh

charliecompany34's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic oh yes, i’ve had several actually. foreplay of garlic, butter and sweet beans in the air moisten me. :)

wait, what was the question?

augustlan's avatar

Deviled eggs topped with smoked paprika. Divine!

charliecompany34's avatar

@augustlan i absolutely love deviled eggs! RAVE SIDE!

tadpole's avatar

i am not from the us and therefore i will be eating nothing special in particular, unless it is Friday in which case i will have fish, and if it is Saturday i will have a takeaway…..

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@tadpole “July 4” can easily be replaced with “picnic” or “cookout” for all intents and purposes.

charliecompany34's avatar

speaking of cole slaw, who has a killer recipe?

charliecompany34's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic let me guess: you are a lawyer.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@charliecompany34 I’m not. Don’t call me that.

tadpole's avatar

in my defence…..even though you are not a lawyer….there is no reason why i should have known that without you saying… sounded specifically like a question for how to celebrate that particular holiday…....

but then it doesn’t really matter i guess :) ...... and i am not a lawyer either!!…. and i hope yo’all have a great day….

charliecompany34's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic no foul or harm intended. just my law enforcement side coming out. the remark from me was not intended to be taken peronally.

got potato salad?

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Has to be the potato salad. But, it has to have eggs and pickles in it! :)

charliecompany34's avatar

@DrasticDreamer but of course! it aint potato salad without it! add bacon for an extra level of flavor.

Hambayuti's avatar

I’m not from the U.S. either – but my parents have been living there – and whenever we’re together on this date (which they’ve been accustomed to celebrate), mom makes potato salad.

Happy 4th of July to everyone!

DeanV's avatar

Definitely fireworks.

JohnPowell said garlic bread. Definitely seconded here. Goes well with frozen pizza too.

skfinkel's avatar

@charliecompany34 Killer cole slaw recipe:

to the grated head of cabbage add:
—large amount top quality mayo
—equal amount top quality sour cream (or yogurt—full cream)
—juice of at least one fresh lemon
—one sliced onion—sliced as thin as the cabbage
—salt, pepper, and
—-caraway seeds.

Let it sit for a few hours if possible. Um, um, good.

Grisaille's avatar

@DrasticDreamer Pickles…?


charliecompany34's avatar

@skfinkel oh wow! i taste it just by reading it.

charliecompany34's avatar

@DrasticDreamer yup, pickles or sweet pickles actually, commonly enjoyed in urban areas up north because of hereditary influences down south…

filmfann's avatar

Potato Salad (with eggs, pickles and mustard), fruit salad, corn on the cob, and a jello cloud.
What’s a jello cloud? The best sweet side ever!
1 box orange jello
16 oz cottage cheese
16 oz cool whip
1 can mandarin oranges
mix them the fuck together. Keep cold.

jamzzy's avatar

cheap whiskey

aprilsimnel's avatar

Classic potato salad recipe (just add, oh, say, 3/4 cup of minced pickles).

Jeruba's avatar

Potato salad is a must, preferably homemade.

charliecompany34's avatar

@aprilsimnel thanks for co-signing on the pickle aspect. pickles make potato salad pop! who didn’t know?

Grisaille's avatar

Oh, I didn’t answer the question.

Corn on the cob, smothered in butter, a bit of paprika, salt, red pepper and some sour cream.

I’m a fatass, I know.

augustlan's avatar

@Grisaille I’ve never heard of putting sour cream or red pepper on corn on the cob, but it sounds delicious!

Grisaille's avatar

@augustlan Indeed. It really is.

Oh, the corn tastes the best if steamed in aluminum foil, then LIGHTLY charred, right on the grill. Check it out, dawg.

kdf94's avatar

Oh gosh, I love 4th of July because its like a cookout, and cookout means pasta salad!

Aethelwine's avatar

All I want is this.

filmfann's avatar

I heard a friend remark once that you can only like the potato salad if you like the person. In my experience it might be true.

cyndyh's avatar

Corn on the cob, sturdy chips with onion dip, my daughter makes a nice broccoli salad, and the fella makes some nice hobo packs or sometimes kabobs. But my favorite has to be homemade mac and cheese. Oh, yeah. Yum.

AstroChuck's avatar

Is ice cream considered a side dish? If so, I change my answer.

Jeruba's avatar

Just finished making an ample batch of potato salad. This evening we’ll barbecue the traditional hamburgers, and I’ll drink my annual beer. Tonight we’ll hear the crackle and boom of fireworks from several nearby locations, but we won’t be going out. A relatively quiet Fourth is all right with me.

cyndyh's avatar

My husband decided to do the whole cooking thing this year. (Sometimes he does the meat grilling and I do the sides.) He made this awesome summer salad with cucumbers, watermelon, onions, tomatoes, avocado, oil, vinegar and fresh spices. Soooo wonderful! His hobo packs were just as awesome. And he made a spicy roast beef thingie with chimichurri sauce. All this with a lovely Malbec from Argentina.

Damn. Who needs fireworks. I need a nap.

Supergirl's avatar

I made and brought twice baked potatoes to our parents’ home. They were delish.

tadpole's avatar

did you all have a great time? bet you all stuffed yourselves….so no stereotyping there…

cyndyh's avatar

We stuffed ourselves and the day was a success because the kids across the street didn’t set anything on fire…that I know of.

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