Thursday, July 16, 2009
time for okra again
Last week we went to a new once-a-week farmer's market, one of several that have popped up around town. I was excited to buy a bag of okra since I haven't gotten around to planting any of my own this summer.
In the past, I've always pan fried my okra, but this time we decided to pull out the deep fryer and do some sweet potato fries, too. We keep trying sweet potato fries because I think I have this memory (maybe it was a dream) of getting them right once, but they keep coming out soggy. I love them so much in restaurants. What's the trick?
Anyway, I really over did it on the fried food and was close to swearing off okra all together because I ate so much. The way E breaded and fried it would convince any okra hater to love the slimy veggie!
Here's how: dredge 1/2" slices of okra in flour, then dunk in a wash of 1/2 milk 1/2 egg, then coat in cornbread with a little salt. Fry until browned at 350. So crunchy! I wonder if there's still enough time to get some of my own in the ground.