Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Aww mommmm! fried ochroes again!!??

I looove fried (ochroes) okras this morning I went on my usual-after the-rains mango hunt in the backyard and realised that there were a few okras on the trees in my garden, every time I pick fresh ochroes I promise myself that I would freeze them and save them for my Sunday Callalloo but somehow I always end up frying them because I love them sooo much!

Penny I was so hungry to have my fried okras for breakfast that I did not try your recepie but I promise to later this week!
Here they are fresh from the garden.

For those of you that hate the sliminess of okras, try adding tomatoes to it! It is totally not slimey after that!

Lots of garlic!

And ready to eat in 5mins! (I was out of onions!)

This was a one person meal, I ate it all! My kids hate fried ochroes, hubby loves it just as much as I do, had he been home I would have to make 3 times as much!


Justine said...

Ewwwwwww... how on earth does the tomato take away from the slime? I would think it'd just add more! Blechhhhhhhhhh

Justine :o )

SchmeckyGirl said...

Ditto on Justine!

I never tried okra. But thanks for sharing!!! lol.

Penny said...

Forgive Justine because she just doesn't know what she's missing! As we used to say growing up, "Good, more for us!" hahahaha

When I sauteed the okra with the zucchini and onions last nite there was also no slimeyness (well maybe just the tinest amount, but it went away when done). I wonder why? I didn't have any tomato in it either. Clay loved them so much. Seriously, fried is okay, but sauteeing without all the coating is truly the way to get the best flavor. I'm with you, I want to freeze it!

Thanks for showing us your lunch. I might have to cook more okra tonite. :-)


Cottage Rose said...

Well I have to go with your kids, I really don't care of okra. Now my Mom and Dad used to eat it, but I never got a taste for it. How great for you though that you get it fresh from your back yard better then store bought any day. Love fresh from the garden veggies. have a great Thursday.


Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I love fresh veggies! These look good, but I don't think I have ever had okra. I could probably find it fresh in the local grocery store, but I know I can find it canned. I might have to give it a try sometime.


French said...

Ewww it's a southern thing here and I can't bring myself to eat it lol French;)

Smilingsal said...

I've eaten okra, and I've eaten it with tomatoes; it's STILL slimey! But, I understand how you feel.

I feel about brussel sprouts the same way you feel about okra.

Anonymous said...

girl you just greedy, what about your diet, next time eat some branflakes and make that do, i cannot remember the last time i ate fried ochro, and that is a good thing


Raxx - A day in the life said...

My diet and exercise program starts on the 8th of September! Until then leave me alone!! Me looooves fried ochro!!

Braincoral said...

You just doin it to people yes! I made weird calalloo last week with no chives, celery, pumpkin, carrot, ginger. Don't ask me what was in it, just garlic, okras, spinach and onions. It was great! Mam forde was horrified when I told her, lol! She promised to blend some seasoning and send with earl next time. The sympathy in her voice was astounding. You get my email???

Anonymous said...

Raquel!!! YUMMY! Your Ochra looks sooo good! I love ochra fried, dyed and laid to the side!! (LOL) I do love it sauteed, fried, or however! I love fresh veggies!

Thanks for sharing... now send me some... cooked. (LOL)


Raxx - A day in the life said...

Penny and Donna!! Yay for you guys! The only two to give me some love for my okras! LOL!!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Okra lovers unite!!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Oh, girl!! You did make me want fried okra and tomatoes!! Yummy!!!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Okra rules!!!!!!!!