We planted a late row of okra and they are finally beginning to bear. This means we will be eating okra until first frost.
My mother often talks about how her mother could cook such delicious meals and made use of everything in delicious dishes. One thing she reminisces about is her mother's okra fritters. Evidently, when there were only a few okra, she would make okra fritters. I'm sure feeding 11 children was a challenge, but my grandmother rose to the challenge and excelled in the kitchen.
I don't know the recipe Grandma used, but I came up with my own. Basically, I made my fried cornbread recipe and just added some okra that I partially cooked in the microwave. I added a small amount of chopped onion, but I don't think it added anything to the taste of the fritters.
Frying in the pan:
The verdict: We like them a lot. I made too many! I think they will be good reheated on a cookie sheet in the oven on a low temperature.
I also put away in the freezer one bag of mashed potatoes for a side dish to a future meal.