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Thursday, August 27, 2015

I like fried okra

But a co-worker just gave me about two pounds of the fresh stuff, and I have no earthly idea what else to do with it.  I mean, fried okra is the bomb, but I don't need that much.

So c'mon, you Southern gents, give me your ideas.  The Ragin' Mrs. and I are thinking about cutting off the tops and filling them up like jalapeño poppers.  I want to cut them in half, stuff them with sausage and make little tasty boats out of them.  Anybody got any good recipes?


Francis W. Porretto said...

Okra is usually included in a gumbo.

Ragin' Dave said...

Too hot in SoCal to have a soup right now. I'm thinking about grilling them.

Gerry N. said...

I tried okra ONCE. I recommend it be deposited in the big lidded galvanized container sitting just outside the back door. Putting it in a heavy duty plastic bag first is suggested.

Okra is one of those things that like lutefisk, is regarded as "food" for no known reason. I also tried lutefisk ONCE.

I'll try almost anything ONCE. That's how I leaned about octopus, which I do like, especially pickled.

Ragin' Dave said...

Lutefisk is nothing more than a delivery vehicle for melted butter. The Scandinavians can't understand why we keep eating it over here.

And I like octopus. I think the strangest food I've eaten so far is jellyfish. Had that when I was in Korea. They put a hot mustard sauce on it. It was good, but I paid for it later.