Do you guys want to know a secret? I love telling secrets..but you might think I’m weird. La-de-da. The other day during class after eating TUNA, I couldn’t find gum (I know, the horror!) so I improvised with a cough drop. Let’s just be real here, peeps, it wouldn’t be the first time this has happened. Cough drops are sub-mints. Stick that secret in your pocket.
If all else fails, pop in a cough drop. Along with some cough drops, we need some green on the blog.
Green as in vegetable. Vegetable as in something that I don’t really eat (well on the occasion).
But I do eat Okra. Fried Okra…does that still count?
You’re so sweet, I think so too. It’s just like potatoes and fries. Pish-posh.
The plan for today–Making fried okra then a tea party!
So I went to a farmers’ market! It was so cute—it’s every Tuesday and Friday morning. Vegetables, Fruits, Bread, Flowers, and even Soaps! Dream come true! eh? EH. Yes. Cute food. Cute people. It’s true.
I bought okra and pears the last time I went and I fell in love with both! Is it possible to fall in love with food? Wait, you don’t fall in love with food? You’re weird. Maybe you just found the “right one”. Give it time, you’re young.
Have you ever wondered how to make fried okra? Do you use flour? Cornmeal? Use Frozen okra? Fresh Okra?
Rules about making fried okra-
1. Make sure it’s fresh okra- that frozen okra ish won’t cut it. I’m serious. I tried.
2. Use cornmeal- NOT flour- people. Eschuchame (That means “listen to me”).
Gracias. Oh and salt and pepper.
Then Cut off the ends (don’t use these) and slice them into pieces!:
Very small pieces, but not too small, you know?:
Then put it in some cornmeal:
Then the appropriate step would be to put them in a pan with oil–but BE CAREFUL–the oil splashes. I’m sorry to have to tell you guys that there were no after pictures because the okra disappeared so quickly.
You think I jest, I don’t jest about fried okra.
On a happier note, I went to tea with my beautiful sister:
It seriously was the cutest thing ever:
Sisters are so presh:
Y’all- do you want to feel like a true southern cook? Make fried okra.
and for an added spice of life, go out to tea with someone you love!