One of the most authentically American classes of food is the humble barbecue. The tradition of slow-cooking meats and flavoring them with sauces is one that has been a constant in the United States ever since colonial days and continues to be so now.
The main attraction of American BBQs are always the meats, but did you know that there are also a ton of traditional side dishes which are served alongside them? Here are some of the favorites.
Cornmeal is combined with flour, eggs, salt, milk, water and seasonings and fried into delicious little balls in this classic Southern barbecue side dish. These are popular when flavored with onion and garlic, and many people enjoy dipping them into barbecue sauce.
Collared greens are another common barbecue side dish that involves a sort of vegetable side dish made with a common American kale-like green. It’s stewed in chicken broth and also contains bacon and onions. Yum.
Corn reigns supreme once again as cornbread figures into the mix as a popular BBQ side dish. A sort of corn-meal based bread which is slightly sweet and cut into small squares to serve, you’ll find this on American BBQ dishes all around the country topped with a dab of butter.