Knoxville, TN fried OKRA
Our okra patch is beginning to produce fruit. I realize that many folks do not appreciate okra, but it has been a staple in our family for many years. About 60 as I can count. There are many ways to use okra, but my favorite way is the way my mother has done it. She coats it in oil, dips it in cornmeal and fry's it on the pan. She adds spices such as pepper, salt and a little hot sauce. It sure is good.
Occasionally she adds the okra with some tomatos and lets it cook on the stove. I like it that way particular with some Tennessee fried cornbread.
Paul E. Smith