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Cafeteria style "Trout Almandine?"

alkapal Aug 13, 2007 12:02 PM

I grew up in SW Florida, and the cafeteria (Morriosn's -- but I am not thinking that -- that was later) there in Fort Myers, Florida served a FRIED filet of trout that was lightly battered and really crisply fried, with sliced almonds in the nice thin crusty batter. So good, and I am so wanting to get that food memory back into the real sensory world. Any ideas, recipes? Does anyone remember this dish?

It curled up on the ends a little but with the frying, and it was a nice almond color itself. Ooooh, to taste it again! My dad hated cafeterias, but he bore up with this!

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  1. The Chowhound Team RE: alkapal Aug 13, 2007 02:07 PM

    Hi-

    If you are looking for a local restaurant that can replicate this dish you have come to the right place. If you are seeking a recipe, please post a seperate query for that over on our Home Cooking board: http://www.chowhound.com/boards/31

    Thanks.

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      alkapal RE: The Chowhound Team Aug 13, 2007 04:13 PM

      Well, actually I was looking for food memories as well as maybe a recipe. I doubt any restaurant is serving it. Please move this to Home Cooking board if you think that is where it belongs! Because I would like a recipe! Thanks, alkapal

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        Cpt Wafer RE: alkapal Aug 13, 2007 04:39 PM

        I saw it recently at the S&S Cafeteria. I think they have locations in GA and SC.

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          alkapal RE: Cpt Wafer Aug 13, 2007 04:55 PM

          WOW! I am excited, and will be traveling in both those states soon! THANKS! How is the quality control across those cafeterias?

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            Cpt Wafer RE: alkapal Aug 13, 2007 07:42 PM

            The only S&S I've been to is the one in Columbia, SC. And until my recent visit it was probably ten years since I'd last been there. I noticed a little slippage in ingredients. I chalked it up to the rise in food costs over that period and their need to keep costs down for the people they serve. That said, I'd be happy to go back if for no other reason than the trip down Memory Lane.

            http://www.sscafeterias.com/

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              alkapal RE: Cpt Wafer Aug 14, 2007 04:01 AM

              I love it! "One designated meat" 2 veg and bread and butter. All for 5.89!

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      Blue Eagle RE: alkapal Aug 14, 2007 02:30 PM

      K&W Cafeterias in the Carolinas still have Trout Almandine on the menu occasionally.

      http://www.kwcafeterias.com/

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        Cpt Wafer RE: Blue Eagle Aug 14, 2007 03:13 PM

        Didn;t know that. They're generally better that S&S or Picadilly.

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