Friday, July 04, 2008

Fried Okra is Ok by me!

As an ode to my new hometown, I decided to add a few okra plants to the vegetable garden this year. I didn't know much about growing it, but apprently it's pretty much a no-brainer around here. A little water and fertilizer and away we go...

After consulting with an SC native at work, I found out that not everyone in SC eats okra... but she was kind enough to call her mom and get me the lowdown on making fried okra. (Thanks JR!)

- Wash and cut the okra into bit size pieces
- dredge in egg, then coat in a mixture of cornmeal and flour (to which I also added a little salt and cayenne)
- fry in hot oil until crispy and golden brown

My theory still stands - everything tastes good breaded and fried!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So, is it a rule that if you move to South Carolina you have to learn at least one dish that includes okra?
Looks like you found a good one! mom