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
Olive oil

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.


Anonymous said...

Hey, Karl, I'm very flattered to have been an inspiration to you, now I can't wait to try these.

What a cool-sounding sandwich. I love smoked oysters, and one of my best friends is an anchovy addict, so we'll put some of these together and toast you.

BTW, your earlier patty pan recipe is my favorite summer food now and probably for many more summers to come. I've used it with patty pans, eggplants and zucchini, but you're correct, there is just something delightful about these little flower-shaped white squash.

(One more thing: my friends are all jealous I have such a great recipe named for me, so thanks for the bragging rights.)

Anonymous said...

Oops! I forgot to sign my earlier comment, Karl, but you knew it was me.


Karl Wilder, Chef said...


I am so glad you enjoyed the recipes. If anyone else had either an abundance of something or a favorite food they want to do more with let me know. Maybe I have something I can help you with.