Saturday, May 2, 2009

Okra Salad

Scot's Aunt Brinda prepared this dish for a church potluck a few weeks ago. I could have made a meal off it. It's wonderful! I had her email the recipe to me.

Okra Salad

1 1/2 pounds breaded okra fried brown and drained ( may use more okra if you want a big salad.)
2 large tomatoes chopped
1 green pepper
1 bunch green onions (I use blades and all)
6 slices bacon fried crisp and crumbled
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
Heat this until sugar is melted. Cool slightly.
I fry my okra and put it on paper towels to drain. Then I chop all the other ingredients together and pour the heated dressing mixture over it. I toss the okra in last. Can be made a few hours ahead of time to eat but won't be good made the night before it is to be eaten because the okra will get soggy....enjoy.


Karen said...

I was reading your profile and saw that you have a dog named Snick. I have a cat named Snick (or he has me!) I like to call him St. Snick because whenever we have people over to pray, he perches in my lap as still as he can be. I LOVED my Mother's fried okra! That sounds like a yummy dish! Have a great weekend!

BECKY said...

Oh MY!! This sounds wonderful!! Fried okra is a favorite of ours. My kids resist change, but I may have to spring this one on them!!

Thanks, Liesa. I had never heard of anything like this before!!

Have a blessed Sunday, sweet friend!!
Love 'n hugs,

Anita said...

We'll have to try that this summer when the fresh okra and tomatoes come in.

Sorry I wasn't able to talk Friday night. It was good seeing your family in person again, though.

Hannah said...

There's an award on my blog for you.


Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Sounds good. Although I'm not really crazy about okra myself, the rest of our family loves it. I have been trying to not fix it much cause hubby doesn't need to eat many fried things. Might try this for a special occassion.

Hope you had a great weekend and that it wasn't too soggy. Thought about ya'll yesterday and wondered how the big 50th anniversary for your in-laws was going.

God bless,

Shane and Kristy Davis said...

Looks and sounds delicious! What I wouldn't give for some good southern fried okra. No okra here... maybe once in a blue moon, in the frozen section. We miss it sometimes, especially friend with green tomatoes:)

Windy S. said...

Can you believe they DON'T eat okra up here(or fried green tomatoes). Crazy people :)