Southern Farm Style Okra

Southern Farm Style Okra

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Lynette !


This was a summertime staple at my house growing up. It was usually served with some type of protein and always fried cornbread patties. If money was tight, we ate it over rice and didn't cook as much liquid out. My mom always put sugar in all her vegetables and tomato sauces for pasta....she had quite the sweet tooth! That is optional here. We also sprinkle a little hot sauce on it when serving, but my mom just used the vinegar from a jar of peppers.


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15 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


  • 5 slice
    bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 3 1/2 c
    fresh okra, sliced (about 1 pound)
  • 14 1/2 oz
    can stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 c
    celery, sliced
  • 1 medium
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2
    ears of fresh corn, cut off the cob (can substitute an 8 1/2 ounce can of corn or frozen corn)a
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • ·
    hot sauce, to garnish

How to Make Southern Farm Style Okra


  1. Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove the bacon, reserving half of the drippings in the skillet. Set the bacon aside.
  2. Saute the onions and okra in drippings over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, celery, and green pepper; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. (My mom always through in a tablespoon of sugar at this point, but I don't think it is needed, especially if your corn is sweet).
  3. Add the corn, salt, and pepper; cook an additional 15 minutes or until the liquid in the skillet is absorbed. Sprinkle with the bacon. Enjoy!

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About Southern Farm Style Okra

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Soy Free
Other Tags: Healthy Heirloom
Hashtags: #Summer #Farm Fresh

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