Where I grew up, in the south and in the countryside,
my grandparents had a decent size garden.
Aside from the watermelons
that we liked to eat the hearts out of (lol),
one of our favorite garden-grown foods to eat was okri.
Many people know it as okra,
but somewhere in that Arkansan countryside,
with a deep, southern drawl... it was okri.
Well, a few days ago my pastor's wife gave us a bag of it.
Ally and I were excited to cook it up today!
I had a few people inquire how I cook it
so I thought I'd share, just for fun.
It's real easy and we love the taste.
If you don't like okri,
the photos may not look appetizing. ;o)
After washing the okri, I patted it dry
and sliced it up...
Then I sprinkled it with a bit of cornmeal
(just like Gramma did)...
I melted some butter (not margarine) in the skillet
and then added the okri...
After a few minutes of frying and stirring,
waiting until it was golden browned,
I placed it in a bowl for serving...
Ally and I just shared the bowl together!
It was delicious! ;o)
Restaurant okri ain't got nothin'
on homemade okri. ;o)