This is a picture of a very big sandwich.

glenda_alNovember 3, 2012

Fried oyster sandwich! I ate without the bread and was as delicious as it looks.

They stick a plastic knife into the top of the bun and a fork on the side for those that wish to use, which I did.

Homemade horseradish mayo for the topping with garden red juicy tomatoes.

SAWS is the name of the tiny, and I mean tiny restaurant.

One of their specialties is Sweet tea fried chicken sandwich. I can't imagine! But the lines outside the door is a sign of how good the place is.

It's a soul food restaurant.

Taylor Hicks is opening, think this weekend, a restaurant close by. Will see if he's good competition for SAWS.

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sheilajoyce_gw

I think I would have joined you in one if I had seen it first. It looks yummy!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 5:47PM
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brightonborn

Never had oysters , but that sandwich looks sooooo good.
I could try that with no problem.

June

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 5:48PM
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glenda_al

And as the sign on the door says "fresh from the Gulf seafood".

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 5:52PM
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patti43

Oh boy, does that look good. I'd do the same thing--take it off the bun. I'd love to try the tea chicken. Sounds wonderful!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 6:22PM
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glenda_al

Here's recipe for sweet tea fried chicken. Did a search and all the recipes are basically the same.

Sweet tea fried chicken

8 chicken leg quarters
1 quart brewed tea, double strength
1 lemon, zested, quartered
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup kosher salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups masa harina (fine cornmeal)
2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
1 tablespoon chili powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups buttermilk
1 quart vegetable oil

How to make it

1

Mix brine ingredients. Simmer 5 minutes, until sugar and salt dissolve. Add 1 quart ice water. Submerge chicken for 48 hours, refrigerated. Drain.

2

Mix flour, masa harina, Old Bay, chili powder, salt and pepper in large bowl. Soak chicken in buttermilk in medium bowl, 2 minutes. Remove, draining off excess liquid. Coat chicken in masa harina mixture. Let sit 30 minutes before frying.

3

Heat oil to 325�F. Fry chicken, fully covered in oil, 15 minutes (big pieces may need more time; small pieces, less). Cool; refrigerate overnight.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 6:32PM
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glenda_al

Double checked and YES cool, refrigerate overnight.

Food Network says this:

. Drain on a rack. Cool to room temperature, and then place in refrigerator for at least 4 and no more than 24 hours. Serve cool from a picnic basket or cold, straight from the refrigerator

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 6:38PM
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lindyluwho

That looks great, Glenda.

I have found a new place in Trussville for us to have lunch at. It's called The Southern Diner. We think it's better than Joel's. Had dinner there tonight. DH had fried fish, fried okra and lima beans. I had Greek baked chicken, fried okra and mash red potatoes (skin on). Their fried okra is really crispy.

They have a sister restaurant - Homewood Diner

Here is a link that might be useful: Southern Diner Menu

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 11:12PM
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glenda_al

Linda, you name the time and day I'll meet you in Trussville.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 11:26PM
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lindalou

now, that is my kind of diner. wish i lived near trussville. :)

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 1:00AM
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hounds_x_two

That is indeed a very big sandwich. Don't know how anyone could bite into it "traditional" sandwich style.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 7:40AM
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glenda_al

That's why they stick a knife into the top bun and give you a fork on the side of the dish, lol

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 10:42AM
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marilyn_c

Those oysters look delicious! I can't wait to have some.

Masa harina in fried chicken....that sounds interesting. I may have to give that a try.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 11:22AM
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glenda_al

marilyn, the oysters were perfect. I'm a oyster lover every which way.

Their chef was former chef of well known Ocean's Restaurant here.

My son's office is right across the street and he as well as everyone else loves SAWS.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 11:32AM
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lindyluwho

Sounds good, Glenda. Check the menu and pick a day that looks good for you.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 12:04PM
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glenda_al

I'll call you first of next week, Linda.

SAWS smoked wings

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 12:19PM
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Georgysmom

Glenda, we stopped on the way to the beach and I had a nice plate of fried oysters. They were mighty good! Once again, that sandwich looks great but I'd do the same as you and use the fork!

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 7:07PM
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Georgysmom

Glenda, we stopped on the way to the beach and I had a nice plate of fried oysters. They were mighty good! Once again, that sandwich looks great but I'd do the same as you and use the fork!

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 7:08PM
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glenda_al

tee hee, georgysmom, you musta really enjoyed those oysters!

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 7:23PM
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petaloid

I love oyster Po'Boy sandwiches -- that looks great!

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 11:54PM
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