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I saw this in Paula Deen's new magazine last week and knew I had to try it when I had a night off...it didn't look too hard to make and it looked delicious. You've gotta be an okra fan to enjoy it though, which I definitely am! I didn't fool with trying to seed the tomatoes. Also I sliced them top to bottom instead of sideways so that they'd hold together better in the salad. And use a lot of the green part of the onions...I love that part! :)
It's deliciously different. I'll pass this one on to my sister because she'll love it too.
Fried Okra Salad
Paula Deen's Magazine May/June 2008
Barbara Robinson of Angel Fire, New Mexico, sure knows how to make a salad. The fried okra soaks up all of the yummy sweet-sour vinaigrette for an incredible taste experience. The salad has crunchy, tasty bacon too!
1 1/2 pounds breaded frozen okraVegetable Oil for frying2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped1/2 green bell pepper, diced1 bunch green onions, diced6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled1/2 cup vegetable oil1/4 cup sugar1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
Fry okra in vegetable oil according to package directions, drain on paper towels.In a medium bowl, combine okra, tomatoes, bell pepper, green onions and bacon. In a small saucepan, combine oil, sugar and vinegar. Cook over medium heat, stirringfrequently until sugar dissolves. Pour over okra mixture, tossing gently to coat. Serve immediately.
Star, you have rung my bell!! Love okra and this sounds like a winner!! Thanks for posting!!
Oh, Pegg! It rang mine too. Do you get this magazine? The picture of it is so delicious looking and it tastes just as good as the picture looks. I tried to find it online so that I could post a link to it, but I haven't had any luck. Anyway, it's different, and sometimes that doesn't translate to good, but this one is. It would also be a great conversation dish at any potluck because it's unusual enough that many people will never have heard of it. If I were taking it to a potluck, I'd probably take the okra and the dressing separately and then reheat the dressing wherever I was going and combine them there, so that it doesn't get mushy.
I don't have her magazine - wish I did and I'd scan the picture if it's there....sigh... But I'll look for it and see what I can come up with! I think your idea of mixing it before serving sounds great! Can't wait to try it!! I'd probably just eat it myself and take something else to the potluck!!!
Thank you Star.It sounds different and delicious! I love Okra.
I love, love, love okra. That sounds delicious. I'm going in search of the new magazine tomorrow.
You're very welcome, Ladies.
If anyone gets the magazine and has a scanner, I'd love to see the picture here with the recipe. I'm trying to learn to post pictures, but I don't have a scanner, nor the brains to figure one out, LOL. :)
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