This post was originally written by Digital Content Intern Patrick LaPorte. LaPorte is a senior media communications major at the University of Delaware, working as a news and sports reporter for The Review and sports director for 91.3 WVUD at UD.
This year’s Fourth of July marks a day where family, friends, fireworks and most importantly, food, will be encouraged on what is considered the birthday of the country. Notice the emphasis on the word food. The fourth always manages to bring people together, so here are some recipes that everyone can eat and enjoy this Independence Day!
Two staples of a Fourth of July get-together — hot dogs and hamburgers — except these are with a twist. Substitute pork and beef for carrots and mushrooms to get that same burgers and dogs feel.
Some would argue the best part of a barbeque is never the main course, it is the dips that serve as the starters. The first recipe brings another classic dip that brings the heat. The second recipe incorporates beer (which will be flowing at some gatherings) in order to create a cheesy dip that anyone could find at a local restaurant.
Along with the main food and dips, every Fourth of July needs sides. These three classic sides drop the meat and focus on everything else. From coleslaw, to potato salad to macaroni salad these three recipes can bring a classic barbeque feel to your upcoming celebration.