Fruit Stand Bites
We've wanted for months to figure out a compact small plate or appetizer that brings together the classic curbside combos of jícama, mango, pineapple, watermelon, cucumber, chile, lime and salt into one single bite.
Whereas Eastside L.A. fruit stands leave you stabbing a plastic spork at huge chunks of tropical flesh in a spicy balloon bag, we were looking for a clean and simple Everlasting Gobstopper version. Configuring it for a wedding treat, we decided to keep it bite-sized. Slicing all the fruit elements in common shapes and quadruple-deckering them together in layers worked perfectly for making sure all the flavors hit at once. All we needed was a syrup to tie it together: mango chile.