Turtle Bend Farm is a sustainable vegetable farm in Polk County, Georgia. Adam and Mecca Lowe are growing vegetables on approximately 7 acres of family farmland using ecological methods without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides. Our goal is to produce clean, healthy, fresh vegetables for our local communities while protecting and enhancing our local natural and social resources.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Momma's Fried Okra

Okra season is here so we're sharing the family recipe! Go buy some okra from your favorite farmer and get to cooking it up- When it's here, it's here, but when it's gone, it's gone!

Momma's Fried Okra

2 lbs Okra, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
1 cup oil for frying
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup flour

Optional: 2 green tomatoes, diced.

Place cut okra in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and set aside for several minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet over medium heat. You may add more oil depending on the size of your skillet. Combine flour and cornmeal. Once okra is good and juicy and oozing it's famous "goo," toss it in the flour/cornmeal mixture until covered, then transfer to a colander and shake out additional flour to avoid burning extra flour in the skillet. Place okra in the skillet in a single layer once oil is hot (sprinkle a dab of flour into the oil and if it sizzles it's ready. If the oil is smoking, it's too hot). Do not "stir" the okra. Once you can see the edges browning, about 5 minutes, flip the okra with a spatula as best you can. Cook another 4-5 minutes and remove from skillet onto a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Serve warm!

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