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This year’s Fourth of July lands on a Sunday, making it a perfect time to celebrate with family, friends, and loved ones. If you’re having a July 4th party, you’re most likely going to be cooking the summer holiday’s classic foods. However, you could cook them with more pizzazz. Below, learn four great recipes for your Fourth of July party.
1. Guacamole cheddar hamburger
Here’s a delicious hamburger recipe to celebrate the Fourth of July. Set your ground beef in a properly sized bowl. Add breadcrumbs to your beef mix along with spices as a first binder. This trick can help a burger retain its flavor, fattiness, and juiciness. Add eggs and milk as a second binder to ensure that the patties don’t break apart while being flipped. A nice addition to this recipe could be a sauce of your choosing, whether hot sauce, barbeque, soy, Worcester, or a personalized combination of any of these.
After thoroughly blending these ingredients in a bowl, you can begin cooking them on a cast-iron skillet, sauté pan, or on an open charcoal grill. Separate the beef into even sections. For larger, thicker patties, press a small indent into the center of the uncooked patty. This allows for safer, more even cooking.
Larger patties will need about four minutes on each side. Smaller, thinner patties will need two minutes on each side. Lay out the burger buns with the cheese on the bottom side, set the burger on top of the cheese, add your veggies, and close the sandwich.
Here’s an alternative: If you or your party guests don’t like hamburgers, make a decadent sandwich of some other sort instead. Enjoy!
2. Kielbasa hotdogs
If you like sausages, this recipe for a mouth-watering kielbasa with caramelized onions will do just the trick. Over medium heat in a small-sized pan, stir-fry thinly sliced onions, butter, and just a splash of dark beer. Set the mixture aside after the onion begins to caramelize. Cut the kielbasa down the center so that the sausage can be opened, and in your saucepan or on the grill, set them down open-faced.
Cook the kielbasa for approximately five minutes, then move the sausages into the hot dog buns. Add onion and other sauces (mayonnaise, mustard, relish, and the all-time American favorite, ketchup) and enjoy!
3. Potato salad
The perfect opportunity for a chef to show their true mastery of taste, the potato salad is the most delicate item of all down-home cookout menus. First, set your eggs and diced russet potatoes to boil. Be sure not to over-boil the eggs and potatoes while dicing the vegetables, speaking of which: In a bowl, combine diced red onion, dill pickle, and celery. Parsley, fennel seed, and cilantro also work beautifully in this recipe.
Dice the potatoes and eggs, then add everything to a larger bowl along with your wet ingredients: mayonnaise, sour cream, and just a bit of mustard and apple cider vinegar. Chill for an hour and dig in!
4. Triple Berry Smoothie
A shorter, easier recipe for July 4th might be a smoothie. Plus, nothing could be more satisfying on a hot Fourth of July afternoon than a homemade fruit smoothie! It’s a great choice for washing down the burgers and keeping cool. Versatile and tasty, this recipe only needs frozen berries, bananas, and milk. Simply add them all to the blender and enjoy!
What dishes will you cook for the Fourth of July? Sound off in the comments!