If you're from the south, you probably have a great okra recipe, don't you? I'd love to know how other Southerners cook their okra. <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Here's a favorite recipe handed down from my grandmother. She called it GUMBO, but it's not a true gumbo. It's a skillet fried dish and delicious (if you like okra that is)


MAMA'S GUMBO

desired amount of okra, sliced in rings and breaded
can of stewed tomatoes
can of corn
bacon drippings
onion
1 clove garlic or use garlic powder

Over med-high heat, heat bacon drippings in an IRON SKILLET (a must for this recipe). <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Add battered okra and fry until as brown as desired. There should not be any bacon drippings left in the pan, but if there is, pour excess off.

Add onion, garlic, corn and tomatoes. Lower heat to medium/moderate heat and continue cooking (stirring occasionally with spatula) for 15 minutes or so. Salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Sharon


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