Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fried Okra!

Our miraculous okra plants have survived aphid infestation, neglect, and drought. But sure enough, they produced lots of bright green and prickly okra pods! So we decided to try out a traditional Southern dish, Fried Okra.

Okra plants

Step One: harvest okra pods

Step two: cut up okra

Step three: dunk okra slices into buttermilk. Then roll in a mixture of corn meal, flour, and spices.

Step four: fry in lots of vegetable oil. The true Southern way is to fry in bacon drippings, but we weren't up to that challenge.

Step five: Yum! Enjoy some good ol' fried okra in the garden!

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