Okra Rellenos (cinco De Mayo, Y'all) Recipe

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Okra Rellenos (Cinco de Mayo, y'all)

Deborah Horn

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@debbiehorn

We all know that the best food is fresh & locally grown. Here in the heart of Dixie, it's much easier to obtain fresh, local okra than green chile peppers. Plus, it's just plain fun to put a local spin on recipes sometimes.


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

okra, fresh
flour
peanut oil
pimento cheese
salt and pepper
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash okra pods then slit each open lengthwise & remove the seeds. Do not split the pod completely; it needs to become a "jacket" for the filling.
2
Fill each de-seeded pod with pimento cheese spread (with or without jalapenos, homemade or not, your choice).
3
Dip each filled pod in milk & then dredge in flour that has been salted & peppered to taste.
4
Place cast iron skillet on stovetop, add peanut oil, & then once oil is hot, add okra rellenos. Do not overcrowd pan. Several frying sessions may be required depending on how much okra you are preparing.
5
Once nicely browned, remove rellenos with a slotted spoon, plate up & enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #rellenos, #okra