My mother does a lot of things with her church, and one of those things is having lunch with a group of ladies that call themselves the ‘Joyful Pioneers’. Each time she has gone, she always raves about a dish that one of the ladies brings…a concoction of fried okra & potatoes. I had just bought a bunch of fresh okra & potatoes at the farmers market on Thursday & decided to try my hand at making something similar to what I’ve heard my mother talk about.
This dish is really quite simple – and it is really, really good! My husband couldn’t even wait til I set the completed dish down at the dinner table before he had already started nibbling at it. I’m not sure if I can get away with plain ol’ fried okra anymore because he just loved this so much more. And, that’s saying a lot if you know my husband & his infatuation with fried okra!!
You will need some sliced okra, sliced onions, & diced potatoes (small dices!) – along with some cornmeal. Pour your cornmeal into your veggie mixture & toss to coat evenly.
Heat some oil on medium-high in a deep skillet. Cook your okra mixture in batches until nicely browned.
Transfer your cooked okra, potatoes, & onions onto a large plate covered with a paper towel & salt to your tastes. I prefer a good bit of salt.