Recipes : American : Sides
Back in the 1870s, Market Day took place on the first Thursday of every month along the southern stretch of what is now called Olde Western Avenue. This was when farmers within a twenty-five miles radius would eagerly bring their livestock and produce to sell to Blue Island residents. My Great Grandma Ma Schade often shared her memories of Market Day and it was easy to imagine her strolling through the market in search of the best vegetables she could find. And yes, root vegetables like onions were high on her shopping list.
My onion, leek, and pea gratin pays homage to the onion root vegetable and the farmers who worked the rich Midwestern soil in days past. This is the perfect accompaniment to roast chicken, holiday ham, as well as beef or pork roast
Refrigerator Pickled Green Beans are the perfect antidote to a rich ham dinner. These crunchy pickled green beans add a craveable tangy-sweet flavor note to our Appalachian Christmas dinner menu. This recipe makes two pints, which is enough for a crowd or several small gatherings.
Fried Potatoes and Onions with Thyme are just the difference you need when considering potatoes for the holidays. This goes perfectly with a ham dinner, and is a beautiful skillet dish. For leftovers, if there are any, throw in some of your ham and make it a main dish.
The key to making featherlight biscuits is minimal handling of the flaky, crumbly dough. They're unbelievably easy to make, bake in minutes and are a perfect addition to a hearty breakfast, savory dinner or an afternoon snack.
Finger Friendly Sweet Potato Fries with Marshmallows are the perfect side dish for the Thanksgiving Kids' Table. Ooey gooey but easy to eat, they beat the traditional sweet potato casserole hands down!
Dried Sweet Corn Spoon Bread is part cornbread, part corn casserole! This easy-to-assemble spoon bread recipe, made with dried sweet corn, cream and cheddar cheese, is baked in a skillet for a warm comforting side dish. So moist and creamy--you may want to eat this with a spoon!
Vegan sides don't have to be boring at the Thanksgiving table. Carolyn Scott shares her favorite mushroom gravy recipe that is packed full of mouthwatering and savory fall flavors. This recipe is also easily customizable to be gluten-free by switching out just a few ingredients. Try it for your vegan Thanksgiving table this year!