black-eyed peas & okra, anyone?

22 thoughts on “black-eyed peas & okra, anyone?

  1. Spray a cookie sheet with olive oil. Slice the okra cross wise into circles, fairly thin. Put them on the cookie sheet, sprinkle with salt, spray top with olive oil, and put in the oven at 350 until crispy… delish! I just ate a whole bunch of okra!!
    Beautiful photos, too!

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  2. Shake the cut okra (make sure the okra is dry before you cut it) in a bag with a little flour. Remove and shake off the excess flour. Then fry a bit before you add any liquid. It will not be slimy. I guarantee. I like to cook okra east indian style or southern style (shake it with white corn meal and fry it with bacon fat and fresh hot peppers).

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    1. 20 years gone since i moved to Alabama…I still sound the same. My poor kids don’t really fit in at school because they have yankee accents too. It is hard on them & breaks my heart. ~amy

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      1. Well, that’s no good and I have no easy answer except to talk real slow, drawl vowels real long, and keep practicing the old y’all…

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  3. The squash is definitely past it’s prime. I’d boil the peas and okra and some onion. Toss in a bunch of greens on top to steam the last five minutes. Season however you like.

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    1. Yeah, my husband brought home the squash for pretty, not to eat. His mom gave him a great (he said) recipe for the okra…I prefer them fried b/c it gets rid of the slimy feel. Thank you for your recipe, jr cline. ~amy

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    1. I didn’t know that, Tim. Thank you for telling me that. My husband is going to cook them…I will eat them, but I don’t think i can get past the slimy/furry feel. ~amy

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  4. Beautiful photos. As a Yankee living in the South, I can tell you that okra is awful any way it’s prepared. It has fur on it! Now, black eyed peas–yum!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment! AND i agree with you about okra. It is furry & slimy at the same time. I will admit…i do like it fried. I can’t help it. Not a fan of black eyed peas…kinda sandy feeling.
      You are a Yankee in the South too? I’m from Vermont, living in Alabama. Where are you from & where do you live now? Florida? ~amy

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      1. Thanks! My daughter graduated from high school early, and moved back. I miss her so much! The rest of my family is out there too. I am so thankful for Facetime and Skype.

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