The owners of the restaurant and my chef have asked me to come up with ideas to replace a menu item. Being in the south, we obviously have a few southern "staple" dishes that people come to expect. Deviled eggs topped with a chopped piece of candied bacon is the current item in question. I want to keep the dish to something that is almost expected to be on the menu in a southern restaurant. So far my best idea is fried green tomato since it's going to be an appetizer and not an entree. Any advice is greatly appreciated.