Monday, September 5, 2011

Okra Fritters

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.

The batter:

Frying in the pan:

The fritters:

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.

Happy Tuesday!


Impera_Magna said...

I've never had okra fritters... hmmm... might have to give them a try!

Any room left in your freezer?


Pen Pen said...

I've never had okra fritters either, but I love okra, so I'm sure I would love them. ;o)

The Working Home Keeper said...

Looks good! My boys will eat okra raw right out of the garden. Might have to try this!

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

Rose Mary said...

Great idea when there's not much okra! I just put some in the freezer last week, so we'll have it a few times this winter.

Christy said...

I love Okra! These look very tastey. Thanks for sharing.

Rita said...

I haven't frozen mashed potatoes. Let us know how it goes. How delicious just to pull them out of the freezer after a long work day.

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