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Fried Flossie.
Fried Flossie.

A long, long time ago, in a valley far, far away, a coworker of mine recommended I check out Flossie’s Southern Cuisine in Torrance. I listened, because the man spent his college years in Alabama, but didn’t ever expect to make it down to Torrance for a meal. Yet, somehow I found myself employed in that strange southern part of LA and made sure to track down Flossie’s.

And wow am I glad I did. Flossie’s offers a sweet lunch special for $7.99. This includes a main entree (fried or baked chicken or fried catfish), two sides and corn bread. The sides include all that you would expect from such a place – mac and cheese, yams, collard greens, mashed potatoes, etc…

I went for fried chicken, mac and cheese and mashed potatoes. Every one of these was an excellent choice, although optimally I would order double mac next time. The fried chicken had an awesome batter and the chicken itself was juicy enough that you could tell it hadn’t been sitting under a heat lamp all day. And while I say I should have ordered double mac, that should not dissuade anyone from the mashed potatoes, which were quite good – just not as good as the mac.

Then there was the corn bread, which was a great, sweet way to end the meal. Unlike many corn breads, there was nothing dry about Flossie’s. I felt no need for butter and it was also just the perfect level of sweet. Torrance may be a drive, but for anyone looking for a taste of the South, it will be worth the trip.