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Old 11-19-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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ISO what to serve with spareribs

I'm making spare ribs,with a bbq sauce, in the oven. Besides cole slaw, what would YOU serve with them. I think I shall be serving small bowls of soup first. Thanks in advance for your advice.


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Old 11-19-2008, 08:09 PM   #2
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Baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes....
Corn bread
Fried onions rings....just dredge onion slices in seasoned flour and fry them, no need for those heavily battered rings.

Lots of napkins, too.

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Old 11-20-2008, 12:44 AM   #3
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Picking up where VB left off ... cornbread, fried okra, okra gumbo, turnip/collard/mustard greens, black eye peas, baked or fried sweet potatoes, yellow crookneck squash, corn - boiled or roasted.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:01 AM   #4
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tater salad, mac salad, maybe cheddar grits, second the okra suggestion, or just a tossed fruit salad. Sorry, I'm obviously stuck on salads for whatever reason.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:04 AM   #5
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Just thought of another.... fried green beans and bacon or fried cabbage and bacon? I got the late night muchies, everything is sounding good about now!
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:32 AM   #6
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I like baked beans with my spare ribs.

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Old 11-20-2008, 09:57 AM   #7
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Hot wings.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:59 AM   #8
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big fan of macaroni and cheese! The cheese seems to compliment the BBQ sauce.
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:27 PM   #9
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Baked beans--spicy. Standard fare served with ribs. Corn on the cob is another. Make sure you have bread and butter, dill pickle too.
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:35 PM   #10
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I think of ribs as a casual, sloppy meal. and what comes with them at a rib joint? Cole slaw, fries (or potato salad) and usually plain old spongy white bread unerneath 'em!

When I serve ribs, I like to serve similar stuff... maybe a little more upscale or "interesting" than the standard slaw or potato salad, and I always make my own bread. But I would go with the "old standby's." You can't go wrong, and they're not difficult to execute.

and don't forget plenty of paper towels. I hate the way paper napkins shred when you try to clean cue sauce off your hands!

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