Saturday, April 11, 2009

Fried Okra

My parents were born and bred in the North. I was born in the North, but bred in the South. Southerners overlook the fact that I've lived in the South approximately 2/3rds of my life and I will forever be "a Yankee." I have no problem with that, though.

A few things have stuck. Sweet tea is a huge one. We almost always have a big jug of homemade sweet tea in the fridge. McDonald's sweet tea is also my favorite beverage and I have no qualms with going through the drive-thru to order just that.

Another favorite is fried okra.

I've had a craving, but have been unable to find any, anywhere! I finally tracked down ONE brand that offers a bag of cut okra out of the entire frozen food aisle.

Last night I defrosted about 1 cup of the cut pieces. Next, I let it take a little milk bath, and then coated it with corn meal.

I panfried in a little bit of vegetable oil for about a minute each side and drained on a paper towel. While they were still hot, I sprinkled a little salt over the top.

It hit the spot perfectly and could not have been more delicious! Johnny tried some for the first time and fell in love, too!

Alisa at One Frugal Foodie is having a $25 in Natural Food Groceries give-away here!

I'm ecstatic that this place just opened up a 5 minute drive from our house! I can't wait to shop around and see what great things they have on their shelves!

Don't forget to submit your BSI Coconut entries to Marianne by Sunday night!


Mara @ What's For Dinner? said...

I can't get past the insides of okra, but yours look yummy!

Sweetie Pie said...

How funny! My mother loved it boiled, but it looked like green slime to me. That was especially true when she made a big production out of slurping it in order to gross me out.

I'll eat it pickled and fried, but I prefer to dip my fried okra in ketchup. :-)