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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26: A chef prepares sausages for the Backyard BBQ sizzle as Australia celebrates Australia Day at Hyde Park on January 26, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)

Potato Chips and Watermelon Are the Top Cookout Side Dishes . . . Green Salad Is the Worst.

Wait, what?

The website Thrillist just ranked 30 popular cookout and barbecue sides from best to worst.  Their picks for the best ones are potato chips and watermelon . . . and the worst are green salad and ants on a log.

Conclusion?   No one is going to your Fourth of July cookout to eat salad.  No one.

The website Thrillist just ranked 30 popular cookout and barbecue sides from best to worst.  It’s not based on a survey or anything, just their staff’s opinions . . . but it’s hard to argue with a lot of it.

Their picks for the five best cookout sides are:  Potato chips . . . watermelon . . . mac and cheese . . . elote (EE loh tay), which is grilled corn covered in chilies, butter, and cheese . . . and biscuits.

And the five worst cookout sides are:  Green salad . . . ants on a log . . . bean salad . . . ambrosia salad, which is fruit salad with marshmallows and whipped cream . . . and corn salad.  Please pass the Potato Salad-RCB

Australia Celebrates Australia Day

(Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)