The main course? That’s the main event when it comes to a three-course meal, isn’t it?! Well, it may well be for you – but for many people it’s about the side orders. In fact, some foodies choose, when they’re eating out, to pick two or three side plates in lieu of a main course. So, with that in mind – and to honour the humble side dish – we’re sharing five delicious side courses to make tonight. You know, if you want to. Read on…
Skin-on Bacon and Cheese Fries
Who doesn’t love a portion of fries? Add bacon and cheese to the mix and you have yourself a truly indulgent side dish. We’re salivating at the mere thought of this teatime treat, actually. So, where do you find the recipe – and what do you pair these tasty-looking chips with? Well, you’ve got to team fries of this calibre with a huge, far-too-big-to-eat hamburger, haven’t you? Oh, and here’s the fries recipe. You’re welcome.
If you’re not much of a burger fan, eat them on their own – they’re so filling, you won’t need anything else.
An easy starter or side dish, these mozzarella bites are bound to be a hit if you have guests over for tea. They also make a nice snack, if you like having something cheesy – and absolutely delicious – to hand.
Broccoli with Garlic and Chilli
Are you a fan of the chilli broccolini from a certain well-known pizza chain? If so, this recipe offers a twist on the chilli-laced broccoli the eatery offers. Featuring garlic as well as chilli, this is one of the healthier side dishes on our list of five and it’s a tasty accompaniment to any meal – whether authentic, British cuisine, Italian, or anything else for that matter.
Make plenty and you’ll more than get one or two portions of your five-a-day. Go easy on the chilli if you’re not much of a spice fan, adding a little more garlic instead.
Garlic Naan Bread
Love Indian cuisine? Then naan breads are no doubt up there as one of your favourite side dishes! The Cafe Delites site has a recipe you can try; it features lashings of butter and is described as better than the naans you’ll find at the best Indian restaurants. A bold claim, which obviously means you’re now going to have to try out the recipe for yourself.
Ah, hasselback potatoes (pictured below) – the posh jacket spud! BBC Good Food has a recipe over here and they make the perfect side dish for your main course – or toss them in a large salad for a delicious, carb hit.
The potatoes, which take 15 minutes to prep and an hour to cook via the recipe linked above, are ideal as part of a Sunday dinner or with a salad; use the same size potatoes, suggests the recipe’s author, to ensure they cook evenly.
Will you be giving any of these side dishes a try? Let us know by commenting on this blog post, below.
Until next time…