Today’s recipe is the chicken and fried green tomato burger. A piece of chicken thigh, smothered in Sriracha and doused in flour then deep fried, placed on top of a fried green tomato, to make a crispy and succulent spicy chicken burger.
Monday is Memorial Day in the US, and it’s Spring Bank Holiday in the UK. One of the few days when both countries celebrate a holiday, and a time when most of the people I know will be relaxing and having fun. They may be in different parts of the world, but they will all be cooking, drinking, partying this weekend.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I conducted a burger lab series last year to determine the tastiest burger meat mix. I started the program during the Memorial Day holiday and it ended just after Labor Day. I ate my way through many burgers during my burger lab series program, and some made it to the blog.
Some of my burgers are a real hit on Yummly, Foodgawker and Pinterest. The most popular is the Bistro Burger, a succulent burger, topped with thick slices of brie and lashings of thyme scented caramelized onions. I urge you to give the Bistro Burger a try, it’s divine.
I didn’t explore chicken burgers during my lab series, so I’m really pleased to share the chicken and fried green tomato burger with you today. It’s a culturally diverse burger that lends from many regions.
The fried green tomato hails from Southern US
Sriracha from Thailand
Brioche buns, my fave, which are from France
The dressing melds all of the above regions together, as an homage to their heritage. The flavors come together so well resulting in a refreshing change to a traditional burger.
As soon as you bite into this burger, you will experience an explosion of flavors and textures. Both the chicken and tomato have crunch on the outside, but have a nicely succulent inside that encourages you to take another bite pronto!