Wednesday, July 23, 2008
More Patty Pan for Dave...Smoked Oyster Sandwich
I want to thank Dave for getting me on my Patty Pan kick. The local farmers have an abundance of it and it looks so beautiful on the plate. Patty Pan makes you enjoy summer more, it is just one of those vegetables.
This is Patty Pan as an appetizer and man is it good.
1 dozen Patty Pan split
1 can of 12 smoked oysters
6 anchovies cut into tiny pieces
1 clove garlic finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
Flour and salt for dusting
Open your can of oysters and drain them of all the oil. We don't want them greasy. Split your patty pan into halves and dust the cut half in the flour and salt mixture. Warm some olive oil in a non stick pan and saute the patty pan until the cut side is golden and they are soft/crisp, cooked but not mush. Remover from the pan and toss in the butter, when melted the garlic, when soft the anchovy. Place one smoked oyster on the bottom half of the patty pan, drizzle with garlic and anchovy sauce, put the top half on and spear with a toothpick.
Server with a crisp Rose' as a pre-dinner treat.
Of course if you are just experimenting with recipes and make a dozen and you are all by yourself you are quite welcome to eat them all and call it a night. I did.