Best hot side dish for BBQ pork ribs?

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  1. french fries

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    It's cold, raining and St Louis style pork ribs are on sale. I'm thinking BBQ ribs in the oven. 

    What would you serve them with? 
     
  2. koukouvagia

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    Beans?

    Corn

    Hot potato salad
     
  3. french fries

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    Thanks, great ideas. 

    I was also looking up tatter tots... I've never made them. They sound like fun and the kids would probably love them. 

    But I know they would also love corn. 
     
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  4. berndy

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    BBQ are usually//most of the time served with baked beans and corn on the cob. I like mine with mashed potatoes and string beans.
     
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  6. french fries

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    Well it's cold and rainy and I'm looking for a hot dish really. Otherwise slaw would have been a great option for sure. 

    I can't stand "BBQ beans" which are sweet... and don't want sweet on sweet, so I'm going to look up baked beans and see if there's a way to make them not sweet? 

    Mashed potatoes sounds like a killer idea. I once made a Bernard Loiseau recipe of lemon-mashed potatoes that was excellent. I know, it sounds weird, but it really works! The reason I"m thinking that is because of MillionKnives' idea of using something abiding, which I like!

    Thanks all!!
     
  7. millionsknives

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    Sounds like a monthly challenge citrus entry to meee
     
  8. koukouvagia

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    I was gonna say tater tots but I thought you'd think it was too silly!  I would never attempt to make tater tots from scratch though, there are some tasty organic frozen brands I rely on.

    Also, I've been making homefries using the method you taught me which is to put raw potatoes in a pan and let them cook through slowly.  My kid wouldn't touch them though until I started calling them square fries.  Basically I cut them into 3/4in squares and let them cook in a pan with a tiny bit of olive oil slowly, no color.  When they are cooked through but still pale I hit them with more oil, high heat and let them brown.  My son loves them.  
     
  9. phatch

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    Sugarhouse Barbecue does a good garlic roasted red potato with generous amounts of good olive oil. I like that one the best of "hot side dishes. 

    In a more traditional vein, fried okra, hush puppies/corn bread/biscuit, even macaroni and cheese-I personally find that an odd pairing. 

    For the okra, you're probably looking at pre-fab freezer case. That's not a terrible thing in this case. I'm quite fond of  hush puppies and they're pretty quick to prepare. 

    There's a probably a good bacon dressed and  wilted spinach salad that would be good with barbecue. 

    As it's monday, red beans and rice would be good--a traditional monday dish that simmered away while the laundry was done. 
     
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    If the ribs are hot and spicy then a cool Cole Slaw and corn bread. If the ribs have a sweet BBQ sauce then a good Charro beans like Jimyra said. 
     
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    Red onions along with cucumbers in vinegar and oil and laurel and garlique and oregano.  Cuts thru through and through.
     
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    Since it's cold and rainy and you want something warm how about replacing cole slaw with some sautéed brussel sprouts?  Not traditional but would be yummy!  And I vote for mashed potatoes also!
     
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    Thanks so much for all the ideas. Life took over so tonight it's fried rice and sausages. But I'll probably make the ribs tomorrow with mashed potatoes/olive oil/lemon/shallots. 
     
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    I'm available tomorrow. Want me to bring some home made bourbon, apple, chipotle BBQ sauce?

    Things got away from me too tonight - ended up cooking turkey burgers with the most dreadful store bought potato salad and cole slaw. Gelato for dessert but might need a Jack and Coke as a sleep aid!
     
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    Y'all making me hungry. Working so much I got no din din tonight.
     
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     Homemade bourbon?? Wow. I'm impressed. I have no idea how you make that... my guess is mash some corn and let it ferment, but then what...? 
     
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    Very funny. I wish I knew how to make home made bourbon. Correction: home made BBQ Sauce with bourbon, apple, and chipotle. Wise guy!
     
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    It's easy; just start with a ferment of corn, rye, and maybe a bit of wheat, then distill that ferment to about 130 proof and age in new, charred American oak barrels, filter and drink.  I don't see the problem!!! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif
     
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    Here in Central North Carolina, homemade Mac&Cheese and simmered greens(collards if you can find them, if not turnip or mustard greens or kale.)  homemade banana pudding for desert.  cabbage and carrot slaw with a vinegar based dressing as a side.