Okra and Tomatoes

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Tickie Young

By
@Tickie

A deep South favorite when cooked right.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
35 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes (14.7 oz)
  • 2 bag(s)
    frozen chopped okra
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 5 slice
    bacon, uncooked

How to Make Okra and Tomatoes

Step-by-Step

  1. Use a large saute' (frying pan, 12-14 inches diameter). Must have a larger surface to "dry out" okra to prevent slimy texture.
  2. Dice the onion, should result in at least 1 cup. Cut bacon into 1 inch strips.
    Drain diced tomatoes.
  3. -Place bacon in saute' pan, turn heat up to medium high, Cook bacon until it becomes translucent and gives off some of its oil.
    -Add the onion on top of the bacon.
    -Add the red pepper flakes.
    -stir the ingredients together until the onions are translucent and beginning to soften.
    - Add both packages of frozen okra and turn heat to high. Cook for 5 minutes insuring the bottom is not burning by turning the mixture in the pan.
    -Pour in the well drained diced tomatoes--object is to have as little extra liquid as possible so the mixture doesn't stew in juices and get slimy. Blend in tomatoes.
    -Remainder of cooking time is spend turning the mixture to prevent burning. As it gets closer to done the "sizzle" sound will become more pronounced.
    -Add salt, turn the mixture until it looks dry.
    -Taste and adjust with salt and additional red pepper flakes to suit your taste.
  4. Serve as a side dish or main dish over rice.

    Reheats nicely.

    For Vegetarian style, use 2 tablespoons of Canola oil in place of bacon.

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About Okra and Tomatoes

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy
Hashtags: #tomatoes #okra



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