• This Friday marks National Brisket Day
  • Brisket is one of the prime cuts of beef
  • Below are some side dish ideas to pair with your favorite brisket

Brisket lovers can have an excuse to indulge in their favorite dish this Friday as it marks National Brisket Day.

Brisket is one of the prime cuts of beef. It comes from the breast area and is typically less expensive compared to other cuts. Although it is a tough portion, when cooked well, it can become a tender and flavorful meal that many love.

Those who haven't tried brisket can use this chance to try it out for the first time. Others who are already familiar with it can choose to get brisket from their favorite restaurants or perhaps bring out their own special recipe for it.

Whether you like to cook it in the oven or over charcoal or wood, brisket will certainly make for a rather special meal on this food-related holiday.

Just like many beloved food items, brisket is best paired with yummy sides. On this day, let's have a look at some delectable side dishes that you may want to try with your brisket today.

Scalloped potatoes

Beef and potatoes always make for an excellent combination. This scalloped potatoes recipe that's cheesy and creamy will certainly pair well with your brisket, and even look rather pretty on the dinner table with its thinly sliced potato rounds.

Plant-based tacos

Another way to make your brisket meal more delicious is to pair it with a taco. This is a plant-based recipe, so it's both delicious and healthy to eat.

Corn pudding

Corn pudding sounds more like a sweet custard than a good side dish, but it can actually be transformed into a savory side that will go well with brisket by adding thyme and onions. This recipe for creamy corn pudding creates a comfort food that will go well with brisket and many other meat items such as chicken wings and barbeque.

Onion rings

Onion rings are delicious on their own but they can make a perfect side dish also. This recipe is inspired by the famous onion rings of a fast food chain, so those who love it can keep this recipe to pair with today's brisket or simply to have it on its own on another day.

Brazilian tomato slaw

Those who would like to add some vegetables to their meal may want to try this Brazilian Tomato Slaw recipe. Made with tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers and fresh parsley among other ingredients, this side can bring a bit of freshness to a rather hearty meal.

Southern mac and cheese

Mac and cheese always make for a good side dish, but why not try giving it a little twist? This recipe for Southern baked mac and cheese with breadcrumbs is perfectly creamy but with a bit of crunch.

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