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Old 09-03-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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What should I serve with burgers

I am having friends over for burgers tomorrow night and wonder if someone can come up with something a little different to serve with them, besides the usual salads, etc.. Also, what kind of cheese would you offer to put on them?

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Old 09-03-2008, 04:36 PM   #2
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Cheese is a very personal thing. I have 5 kids plus dw and I, we all like diferent cheese. So it really is hard to say. But for the sides for the burger if you want to make fun and nice stop by Fudrokers and see what they have and do the same thing. it is awesome.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:38 PM   #3
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Mozzarella Cheese...Fresh if you can find it.
Fresh Basil Leaves...
Slices of Tomato...
Drizzle with EVOO and a dusting of Garlic powder....
On your burger of course..with toasted bun.

Sweet Potato or Eggplant or both fries........

Monterey Jack Cheese is another idea......
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:14 PM   #4
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Well, my favorite side is french fries, but ....

- deep fried onion rings
- baked beans
- corn on the cob
- tomato pie
- Vidalia onion pie
- or tomato and onion pie!

Here is a great thread with a bunch of ideas What to take to a cook out?

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:53 PM   #5
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Blue cheese is a nice offering ... something that people don't often think to put on their burgers so it might be fun for guests to try.

You could also offer some different "stuffings" for people to try before you grill / cook them off. DH just made some with blue cheese, fresh basil and cherry tomatoes ... YUM! Some different combinations that are pretty easy might be: cheddar with bacon, blue cheese with grilled onion, swiss with mushrooms. People can slice their [uncooked] burger in half, put what they want on one half, seal closed with the other half and cook away. Might be another fun spin on dinner. Who can come up with the best stuffing combination (and then tell the rest of us!).
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:58 PM   #6
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I love Provolone on my burgers! I also like to add a homemade garlic/kosher salt/olive oil paste to my burger meat along with more olive oil and some Worcestershire - I use very lean meat and the oo keeps it moist.

Now, for sides.

Since it's summer you could make a pasta salad out of:

cooked rotini pasta
chopped tomatoes
cubed water-packed mozzarella
basil chiffonade
enough olive oil to moisten pasta
salt/pepper

We just had a watermelon/tomato/red onion/olive oil/red wine vinegar/bit of sugar salad with our burgers - it was refreshing, different, and excellent!!! Right before serving you add some cracked black pepper.

Grilled romaine is always good.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:00 PM   #7
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Blue cheese is a nice offering ... something that people don't often think to put on their burgers so it might be fun for guests to try.

You could also offer some different "stuffings" for people to try before you grill / cook them off. DH just made some with blue cheese, fresh basil and cherry tomatoes ... YUM! Some different combinations that are pretty easy might be: cheddar with bacon, blue cheese with grilled onion, swiss with mushrooms. People can slice their [uncooked] burger in half, put what they want on one half, seal closed with the other half and cook away. Might be another fun spin on dinner. Who can come up with the best stuffing combination (and then tell the rest of us!).
And then make sure everyone washes their hands immediately! That would be fun!!! Might have to keep that in mind. I would gladly be the "stuffer" so I didn't have to worry about everything in my house being contaminated!
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:00 PM   #8
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These are delicious:
Blue Cheese Broiled Tomatoes Recipe | Recipezaar
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pepper-jack cheese.
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Provolone, and fried onions,(will make it taste like a philly cheese steak) with sweet potato french fries.
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