The Hattie's Restaurant Cookbook: Classic Southern and Louisiana Recipes

The Hattie's Restaurant Cookbook: Classic Southern and Louisiana Recipes

by Jasper Alexander
The Hattie's Restaurant Cookbook: Classic Southern and Louisiana Recipes

The Hattie's Restaurant Cookbook: Classic Southern and Louisiana Recipes

by Jasper Alexander


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Explore Hattie’s Restaurant, from a tiny store-front venture to an iconic symbol of the Saratoga Springs community

Hattie’s Restaurant has been bringing classic Southern cooking to Saratoga Springs, New York, since 1938, when Louisiana native Hattie Gray, then a household cook, saved up enough money to start Hattie’s Chicken Shack. Now, their traditional and timeless fare can grace your kitchen with the Hattie’s Restaurant Cookbook, by Hattie’s owner and chef Jasper Alexander. This book traces the restaurant’s history from the beginning to the present through recipes, anecdotes, and photographs. From downhome jambalaya to good old-fashioned fried chicken, Alexander seamlessly intertwines Hattie’s Southern roots with nostalgic homemade tastes, including:

  • Fried Catfish
  • Pimento Cheese
  • Cajun Coleslaw
  • Mississippi Salsa
  • Sweet Potato Pie  

Enjoy these tasty Southern meals with your family and friends in the comfort of your own sweet home. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581573466
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,111,884
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jasper Alexander is the chef and co-owner of Hattie's Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY. He studied at the Culinary Institute of America and is featured regularly in regional papers. He has also made several guest appearances on local television and radio. In 2006, he appeared on Throwdown with Bobby Flay, where he beat Flay in a chicken-frying contest.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

How to Use this Book 25

Starters, Nibbles, and Noshes 29

Spicy Pecans 31

Hushpuppies with Honey Butter 32

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Tart 35

Andouille Pigs in a Blanket 39

Cheese Straws and Olive Poppers 40

Good and Evil Chicken Wings 43

Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk Dressing 47

Savory BBQ Shrimp 49

Crab Cakes with Sweet Corn Relish and Lime Mayo 51

Deviled Eggs 55

Andouille and Cheddar-Stuffed Mushrooms 57

Chicken Livers with Caramelized Onions and Bacon Pimento Cheese 62

Soups, Stews, and Food Served in a Bowl 65

Brisket Chili 67

Steamed Clams with Saffron, Tomato, and Thyme 69

Macaroni and Cheese 71

Red Beans and Rice 75

Chicken and Dumplings 76

Crawfish Étouffée 79

Jambalaya 81

Gazpacho 84

Stone Soup 87

Shrimp, Andouille, and Corn Gumbo 88

Oceans, Rivers, and Ponds 91

Fried Catfish with Tartar Sauce Two Ways 93

Pecan-Crusted Trout with Tomato Bacon Jam 95

Crawfish Boil 99

Seared Sea Scallops with Grits, Watercress, and Brown Butter Balsamic Vinaigrette 102

Fried Oysters with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Cilantro Chutney 107

Salmon with Savoy Cabbage, Caramelized Pearl Onions, and Bacon 109

Panfried Softshell Crab over Cajun Coleslaw with Brown Butter Lemon Vinaigrette 111

Prosciutto-Wrapped Cod with Vegetables Provencal 114

Halibut with Wilted Spinach, Roasted Shiitakes, and Mushroom Nage 116

Frogs' Legs Sauce Piquant 120

Peehand-Eat Shrimp 123

Monkfish with Clams and Chorizo 125

Earth and Air 129

Grilled Maple-Cured Pork Tenderloin 130

Pot Roast 132

Andouille and Pimento Cheese Sliders 136

Blackened Skirt Steak with Crispy Blue Cheese Grit Cakes and Smoked Tomato Butter 138

Warm Chicken, Bacon, and Arugula Salad 143

Chicken-Fried Steak 144

Ribs Without a Smoker 147

Hattie's Meat Loaf 150

Jerk Chicken with Tropical Fruit Salsa and Scallion Aioli 152

The Fried Chicken 155

Side Dishes-Hot and Cold 159

Creamy Hominy 160

Smashed Potatoes 162

Creole Baked Beans 165

Biscuits 168

Corn and Tasso Spoon Bread 171

Basic Grits 173

Cajun Coleslaw 175

Corn Bread 177

Cranberry Coleslaw 178

Dirty Rice 180

Collard Greens 182

Salad Dressing (and Mason Jar Salad) 184

Candied Sweet Potatoes 187

Cucumber Salad 189

Savory Corn Bread Pudding 190

Hoppin John Salad 192

Breakfast and Brunch 195

The World's Best Egg Sandwich 196

Beignets 199

Two-Potato Ham Hash 202

Andouille, Caramelized Onion, and Cheddar Omelet 204

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy 206

Buttermilk Pancakes and Waffles 208

Pain Perdu 210

Final Temptations 213

Sweet Potato Pie 214

Pecan Bread Pudding 216

Warm Chocolate Marquise 218

Pecan Pie 221

Key Lime Pie 222

Apple Crisp 226

Peach and Blueberry Cobbler 228

Hattie's Cocktails 231

Man-Hattie's 233

Firewater Punch 234

Classic Daiquiri 235

Hattie's Sangria 236

French Quarter Dark and Stormy 237

Mint Julep 238

Hattie's Mojito 239

Back Porch Lemonade 240

Cool as a Cucumber 241

Bloody Mary 242

Hot Toddy 243

Hard Sweet Tea 244

Sazerac 245

Pain Killer 246

Basics and Fundamentals 247

Sources 263

Acknowledgments 265

Index 267

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