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Fried Green Tomatoes with Okra

Fried Green Tomatoes with Okra and Red Tomato

  • Author: Rebecka Evans
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  1. 2 large green tomatoes, sliced thinly
  2. 1 cup chopped red tomato
  3. 1 cup fine cornmeal
  4. 1/2 pound okra, rinsed, towel-dried, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  5. 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  6. 1 cups of vegetable oil, plus 2 tablespoons

salt and pepper to taste

 


Instructions

  • Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 cup vegetable oil. Heat until oil is very hot but not smoking
  • Slice green tomatoes thin and dust each side with cornmeal and fry in hot oil till crisp. Continue the same method for the remaining tomatoes. Add more oil if necessary 
  • Drain cooked green tomatoes on paper-lined plate and season with salt and pepper
  • Heat a second large skillet over medium-high. Add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and a single layer of chopped okra. Cook okra until nicely browned turning several times. Remove okra from pan. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the same skillet and saute chopped onion till translucent. Add red tomatoes and cook the mixture until tomatoes are soft. About 3 minutes
  • Return okra to the pan and toss to combine. Cook mixture for an additional 3 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with fried green tomatoes. 

Notes

Cooking the okra separately over high heat reduces the sliminess and enhances the okra’s sweetness from caramelization

Keywords: Fried, Green Tomatoes, Okra,