🔕 🔔

My Basket ()

All questions

Need veggie side dish reccomendation. Making cola-braised ham, sweet corn pudding. Maybe asparagus? Braised collards? Help!

asked by @cfrancke about 5 years ago
9 answers 1819 views
Cd4936f2 2555 42a6 bab6 b78ae625f4ec  img 3538
added about 5 years ago

peas with mint and butter, broccoli salad, zucchini ribbons with parsley pesto, green beans with dill, tomato salad a green slaad with strawberries, pecans and goat cheese

79ca7fa3 11e3 4829 beae d200649eab49  walken the walk

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added about 5 years ago

Grits. Red beans and rice. OKRA! (not Oprah). Of course I'm one of those cooks who doesn't need to see a salad arranged around every meal.

4798a9c2 4c90 45e5 a5be 81bcb1f69c5c  junechamp

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 5 years ago

Well, I'd probably do collards with that menu. You can't go wrong there. :)

5590ce29 aa2e 417c 94ba 2fbc61134171  174060 100000008404888 3554258 n
added about 5 years ago

Yes, collards and grits or cornbread...

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added about 5 years ago

Asparagus would be nice. You could marinate it in a sharp vinaigrette--not too strong as to detract from the flavor of the asparagus--and for a pretty presentation serve it with marinated halved red and yellow grape tomatoes spilled over the the top.

1097a5b5 1775 4eec a8ea 7421137b65dc  image 2 apples claire sullivan 2

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

I'd also go with the collards - or some other kind of greens - braised with a hamhock, or bacon, or something piggy. Alternately, green beans, treated similarly, maybe with some tomato thrown in - you could do a more 'modern' crisp version, but with that menu, I'd go for green beans your grandmother would love. A little something pickled would be a good counterpoint to the richness too.

0f493ab9 068f 4498 ba2c 95c992214d52  sit2

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

A cabbage slaw/salad is a nice crisp addition to ham and corn pudding.
Make it 'angel hair cut' and dress it with either a lime/olive oil dressing. Or a creamy base dressing that's a mix of Italian vinaigrette, some tomato paste/or ketchup and sugar, and a creamy element like mayo or yogurt.

Desert: Banana pudding or oatmeal cookies.

21cce3cd 8e22 4227 97f9 2962d7d83240  photo squirrel
added about 5 years ago

i think you want to think about 2 things:
*not something sweet because you already have 2 sweet mains
* texture- not something soft because you alrdy have that with the corn dish.

Unsweetened green beans or sauteed greens would be my choice. Flavors of both would work.
As to greens, i think spinach and swiss chard are too soft for this menu, and I prefer sauteed kale to collards myself, but that's up to you.

21cce3cd 8e22 4227 97f9 2962d7d83240  photo squirrel
added about 5 years ago

p.s. okra is a great idea too>> crunchy.

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.