This is one of my favorites from My Grandmother Grace. This is a little this and that recipe.Grace was a Texan woman that lived in West Texas. She had real grit! Like her peppers on fire from the hot garden and could eat them raw off the vine. She made fresh okra In a cast iron skillet with fresh corn meal. The crumbles have a glorious popcorn flavor. (Sorry pictured not in cast iron as I highly recommend for the heat)
Mess of clean chopped okra
Cornmeal to cover pan.(1-2 cups)
Canola oil salt and pepper
Bring pan and enough oil to cover pan on high- add okra and cover w cornmeal.
Cook tossing continually not to burn but not to rough to hurt Okra. Until brown. About ten minutes.
Eat it up!
You can use bagged frozen okra. Be cautious putting into oil/ will spatter.
You might need to add oil if too dry.
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I was raised on a large farm in a small community of Long Shop, Virginia. Just a stones throw from Blacksburg, Va and a short drive to the WV boarder. I grew up appreciating Appalachia cooking with low budgets and home grown veggies. What honestly tastes better than a warm tomato out of the garden sliced fat with salt and pepper? Maybe a bowl of good brown pinto beans and cornbread. Or even better grilled trout fresh caught from the creek!
My childhood was a dream... and what has made my passion for food- sharing good meals with good friends and loved ones.
My food always has a story and always in sizes to share.
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