All-American Eats

by in Holidays, Recipes, June 29th, 2012


This summer, Food Network’s Grilling Central is packed with recipes for the entire family’s taste buds, boasting the best in burgers, dogs, chicken and more all season long. But with so many recipes, where do you start? Each Friday, FN Dish is giving you a complete menu that is stress-free, and this weekend’s spread is fit for an Independence Day celebration.

The Fourth of July falls right in the middle of the week this year and while you may not be able to party like it’s 1776 on a Wednesday, you can surely do so this weekend. Food Network Magazine’s Philly Dogs (pictured above) are inspired by the City of Brotherly Love’s famous cheese steak, and they take just 10 minutes to put together.  Nestle a grilled, snappy hot dog on a chewy hoagie roll and add sweet peppers and onions and a drizzle of cheese sauce to create a backyard version of the Philadelphia classic.

A simple seasonal side of grilled sliced potatoes, zucchini and grape tomatoes will complete your spread, best washed down with a firework of a drink. Boasting a rim of Pop Rocks candy, the Red-White-and-Blue Cocktails (pictured right) are made with a mix of cranberry and pomegranate juices and a splash of seltzer.

Appetizer: Traditional Southern Deviled Eggs
Main Dish: Philly Dogs
Side Dish: Grilled Vegetable Potato Salad
Dessert: Blueberry Pie
Cocktail: California White Peach Cocktail

Planning on making one of these dishes? Snap a photo and post it on Food Network’s Facebook wall.

Get your Summer party started right with a full weekend lineup of Food Network chef’s seasonal tips. With premiere episodes from Barefoot Contessa, BBQ Addiction with Bobby Flay, Giada at Home, Mexican Made Easy, Paula’s Best Dishes and Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen.

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  3. I want to try that cocktail! Can you share what you make for this?

  4. Mmmm its so mouth watery. I am also a foodie SO i know a good food when i see one. Im curious about the drink, how do you made it? I like its presentation too. Simply awesome blog you got here. Keep posting for more !

  5. Constance says:

    Hi, I just finished watching the American Eats episode about "hot dogs", and learned so much. I grew up in Pennsylvania, and we have a similar made food…it's called "Scrapple". Would it be possible to do an episode about this? Hope you consider it. Thanks for a wonderful show.
    Always………..Constance Burrell :-D

  6. I like food, especially fast food. Looking presentation I just want you to eat right. Expect more from your interesting article.

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