Joining in on the fun over at Daphne’s. She Hosts Harvest Monday each week where you can catch up on other peoples harvest and how they are using/saving them!
Catch her here: http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/ Sorry for not hyperlinking the name, but sending my post via email today. J
The okra is finally tapering off again a bit. It’s been drier this week but moreover the larger plants are just giving up. They are well over head and have produced abundantly for me for months now. Some of you have asked how I can use all the okra I get. I do give away about a third of my harvest. I eat fresh about a quarter and the rest is blanched and frozen. So- in the spirit of this question I decided to share one of my favorite okra recipes.
1 small onion chopped
1/3 c of creamed corn
1 small tomato
1-2lbs coarsely chopped okra
4 pkg instant grits
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for pan frying
These are all give and takes – I always make mine sticky and pretty crumbly. When frying it seems to hold together better than it should. If the grits are too dry you can add a Tablespoon of water at a time to moisten it – but don’t make it too wet!
Combine ingredients. By heaping tablespoonful, flatten into patties like mini hamburgers. Lightly fry on both sides until golden brown. Don’t deep fry unless you make them into balls like hushpuppies or they will be too dry.