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.
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!