SOHO’s Chef Joe was under the bright lights of the Good Day Atlanta set yesterday morning. With host Suchita Vadlamani, he showed viewers how to whip up a few fun sliders, perfect for summer parties, as well as a salad, dessert and watermelon drink – everything needed for a light, savory summer meal. Here's a link to the segment if you’re interested in seeing Chef Joe in action.
For those ready to make Chef Joe’s dishes at home, here are a few recipes. Of course, if you’d prefer not to do the cooking, we’d love to host you at SOHO. The fried green tomato sliders are a popular staple of the dinner menu.
Fried Green Tomato B.L.T. Sliders with Roasted Pepper Mayonnaise (makes four)
1 Medium green tomato (sliced 1/4 inch thick)
1/2 cup All purpose flour (seasoned with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste)
2 Large eggs (beaten well)
1 cup Bread crumbs (seasoned with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste)
1/2 oz. Baby arugula
4 Slices of cooked bacon (your favorite brand)
4 Slider rolls (toasted)
Sauce: Mix together 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup roasted red pepper puree (or pimento), 1 teaspoon capers, 1 teaspoon chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
– Take each slice of green tomato and first dredge it in flour mix, then egg, and then the seasoned bread crumbs. Cook them in 1/4 inch of vegetable oil at a medium high heat until golden brown. Then drain on to paper towels.
– Spread mayo on both sides of the buns and layer with arugula, fried tomato, and crisped bacon.