Monday, September 22, 2008

Fried Okra & Fried Green Tomatoes~

Don't you just love your greens! LOL Here in the south we fry some of ours. :) I just love fried okra or okrie but any way you spell it is delicious! Fried Green tomatoes are quite tasty to. We buy a lot of our produce from our local farmers market

I wash the okra and drain it in a colander, slice and roll or use a baggy with flour, cornmeal or both and salt to taste. Fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. If you prefer a thicker crust use and egg wash then dip into flour mixture. I do my green tomatoes the same way only I don't use corn meal to batter them. I just use flour and salt and pepper to taste and sometimes I add red pepper flakes to kick up the taste a little bit. I personally like my tomato to be sort of turning just a little bit yellow or red, to me they taste better when fried.

The girl's actually fried these for me and they did a wonderful job. I have trained them well! We try not to eat to many fried foods but we did indulge on this day because I fried samon patties to accompany these fried green veggies. Throw in some type of bread and Iced tea and you have yourself one delicious meal.

Happy Cookin~


Sharon said...

We had fried okra the past two nights with fresh black-eyed peas and pork chops and cornbread. YUM! YUM!

Lisa said...

I love fried okra, you meal sounds srumptious! Hugs. Lisa

Rhonda said...

I am a southern girl and grew up eating these. Yummy.