Aug 9, 2011

Okra Is Here

If you haven't been to a farmers market yet this summer - you gotta go this weekend!

fried okra
Today's afternoon snack at our house was fried okra in a bit of lard I rendered myself.

Another must try recipe that uses okra, purple hull peas, peaches and tomatoes (all currently in season) is Ginger Peach Gumbo.  Go ahead and buy enough at the farmers market to make a double batch.  It is soooo yummy.

HB wrote about her favorite okra recipe last summer.  In case you missed it, click here.

Okra isn't the only thing you'll find at the market on Saturday.  As I said above, you'll also find purple hull peas, peaches and tomatoes.  Last weekend I stocked up on bell and banana peppers, pastured eggs, and eggplant.  This is prime time for fresh produce.  Other things I saw were raw cheese, muscadine grapes, melons, corn, flowers, baked goods and so much more.

See you at the market!

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  1. I love fried okra! What do you use for your breading?

  2. okra breading: I used Paula Deen's recipe - linked above.

  3. FYI: At our house, in an effort to cook with fewer grains, we started just frying okra in coconut oil with absolutely no breading on them. I mean, nothing! And...they are delicious!! Just cut the pieces larger than traditional fried okra. For large okra, maybe cut them in thirds. For small okra, cut in half. Fry until the ends are browned and then drain them on a paper towel and sprinkle with Real Salt. Our kids gobble them up!



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