Being a through and through southern boy, my husband loves his southern food. You can see his mouth watering the as we drive up to his mom’s house in Arkansas, knowing she has an amazing home cooked meal ready for him.
Every year at Thanksgiving everyone has their favorite requests of what they have to have as a side to the turkey. One of the main requests is fried okra. Everyone makes sure to remind Bernice to fry up a bunch of okra, and yet somehow she never quite makes enough. I had never eaten okra before I met Brandon and the only time I have it now is at Bernice’s house. It really is pretty darn good.
At the farmers market last week my friends were selling bags of okra and urged me to take some. I picked up a bag figuring I would think of something to do with it. I did. I had an idea in my head and went with it. I had Brandon as my tester and on my third batch I finally got a, “Dang! That okra is incredible!” Yep, I got it.
Here’s my seasoned okra recipe. Hope you like it as much as we do!
Here’s what you need:
4 cups sliced okra
2 tbsp sage
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
Here’s what you do:
1. Heat a thin layer of coconut oil in a pan over med-high heat.
2. Combine spices in a bowl.
3. Put a layer of okra in oil and sprinkle seasoning over okra.
5. Saute okra for about 2 minutes, toss, and cook for 2 more minutes.
6. Remove okra from oil when golden, toasted and slightly crispy.
Continue steps until all okra is cooked.
Your family will love this okra. Little fingers kept stealing mine!
From our Whole Family to yours……