Okra Rellenos (Cinco de Mayo, y'all)
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- okra, fresh
- peanut oil
- pimento cheese
- salt and pepper
1Wash 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.
2Fill each de-seeded pod with pimento cheese spread (with or without jalapenos, homemade or not, your choice).
3Dip each filled pod in milk & then dredge in flour that has been salted & peppered to taste.
4Place 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.
5Once nicely browned, remove rellenos with a slotted spoon, plate up & enjoy.