This standout side dish from Alabama restaurant Helen embodies the flavors of summer – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia 2022-05-13 09:49:36 –

Helen’s corn side dish

Photo by Gordon Sawyer

The aroma of ribeye steak grilled indoors brings Rob McDaniel back to his grandmother’s home in Oneonta, Alabama.His vivid memories of her cooking encouraged him to become a chef and are now called his downtown Birmingham restaurant. Helen In honor of her, she has gained national praise for her Southern-style cuisine. “I wanted a place where people could come in and feel the same sensations, when all your sensations were stimulated,” says McDaniel. Steak is a popular menu item, but à la carte side offers a unique sensory experience. In this outstanding dish, corn is sliced ​​from the cob and quickly fried (rounded with “ribs”), then served with shishito pepper and homemade white barbecue sauce. Seasoned with spices such as sumac and dried pepper, topped with keso fresco and coriander, it has a mild, spicy, citrusy smoky taste that is perfect for grilled ribeye.

This article appeared in the Spring / Summer 2022 issue. Southbound..

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