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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I need a couple of side recommendations to go with some smoked buffalo style chicken wings I plan to do for some friends soon. I am a burned out on slaw, beans and potato salad. Looking ofr something different.

 

thanks!

post #2 of 16
We like ABT's as a side or app ! We also really like grilled veggies kabob style !
post #3 of 16
We also have a broccoli, bacon & cheese salad that is awesome ! I could have my wife jot down the recipe if your interested !
post #4 of 16
Aside from carrots and celery, maybe cucumber salad, jalapeño corn, fried corn nuggets or, my personal with hot stuff, Caesar salad. Or, if you're burned on creamy slaw, you might try vinegar slaw and hush puppies.
post #5 of 16
SBT,stuffed shrooms,Mac and cheese. I've seen bacon wrapped onion rings but they were stuffed with meat in between every other ring of onion I wonder if you did two slices and bacon how they would turn out.
post #6 of 16

Corn bread.. Ain't nothin' wrong this that..

Make it with diced green chili or minced up Trappys hot peppers (that'll make some brows sweat) or some Ro*Tel diced tomatoes-well drained.

 

Twice baked ( or once baked once smoked) potatoes are good as they have endless options for ingredients.

Deviled "Scottish" egg mini fatty. Make deviled eggs, re-assemble them, wrap in thin layer of chorizo if you like, then a thin layer of HOT Jimmy Dean sausage, then a bacon weave to wrap them.. They are dynamite!

post #7 of 16
bacon wrapped asparagus
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post #9 of 16

I always go for Mac n Cheese as a side.  Here's the recipe I use:

 

1 Stick Butter

6 tbs Flour

2 Cups Heavy Cream

3 Cups Whole Milk

1lb Mild Cheddar

1/3lb Yellow American Cheese

1.5 tbs Ground Mustard

1 tsp Smoked Paprika

1/2 tsp Cayenne

1 box shells

 

**Boil the pasta shells according to the box instructions.  Make sure you use plenty of salt :)  Strain and set aside.**  

 

Melt the butter down.  Add flour and whisk until combined.  Cook out flour for a minute or so, making sure not to let it stick to the pan and burn.  Add cream and milk one at a time, whisking constantly to avoid clumping.  This should take about 10 minutes or so.  Use a spatula to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom.   Once all the liquid has been added and it come to a smooth consistency (sauce should coat a spatula), add the ground mustard, smoked paprika, and cayenne.  Whisk until completely combined.  Remove the pan from the heat and begin to add the cheese a handful at a time.  Make sure the cheese has been incorporated before adding another handful.  Once everything has come together, add to pasta shells and mix.

 

 

This is a good recipe to add stuff to as well.  I've seen people add crumbled bacon bits, diced jalapenos, stuff like that.  Always is a crowd pleaser.  It also seems to refrigerate well.  Hope this helps!

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

Just wanted to provide an update. My weekend with 3 of my closest high school friends from 30 years ago has concluded. I did 80 smoked buffalo wings - asian, BBQ and some sweet/hot. Sides ended up being Cowboy Caviar with grilled corn (have to do it that way from now on) and some Guinness beer cheese dip with multigrain Tostitos chips.   

 

(highly recommend the dip)

post #11 of 16
Ok, you're gonna have to spill on the Guinness cheese dip!

Hope you had a great time of it!!
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by LanceP View Post

Ok, you're gonna have to spill on the Guinness cheese dip!

Hope you had a great time of it!!

Guinness Beer cheese dip recipe

Ingredients

•  1 1/2 cups beer (I used 12oz. Draught and 6 oz. Extra Stout)

•  1 tablespoon chopped garlic

•  2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

•  1 tablespoon dry mustard powder

•  1/4 cup flour

•  1 1/2 pound Cheddar cheese, grated 

•  1/2 cup Emmentaler cheese, grated

    1 TBS Black pepper to taste

 

Directions

     Prepare the sauce in the pot on the stove on medium-low heat or in an electric fondue pot. (Learn more about fondue pots.)

 

      Add the beer, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard powder to the pot. When the mixture is warm, stir in the flour.

 

     Add the cheese to the liquid in large handfuls and stir until it's melted.

 

      Add black pepper to taste and stir. 

 

post #13 of 16
Thank you sir! I'll have try this soon. The wife will probably hate it (she just isn't fond of beer cheese) but I'll most likely eat it with a spoon. I've never seen or heard of the second cheese. Is there a like substitute or do I need to call the FBI and track this down?
post #14 of 16

...   smoked anything sides are best if sweet   apple sauce    bread & butter pickles     cranberry sauce   and hot   sautéd  jalapeños     pineapple or mango  habanero salsa       neutral stuff    cream corn   sautéd onions       a dish of tomato's and black olives in Italian dressing   

 

Red

post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by LanceP View Post

Thank you sir! I'll have try this soon. The wife will probably hate it (she just isn't fond of beer cheese) but I'll most likely eat it with a spoon. I've never seen or heard of the second cheese. Is there a like substitute or do I need to call the FBI and track this down?


I found it in my local grocery store in the deli area where they sell packaged cheese, but it taste just like swiss...IMO. So, I would say you could use swiss.

post #16 of 16
Sweet! Thank you!!
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