Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Okra and Tomatoes Side Dish

I only know 3 ways to make okra: Fried Okra, (which I very rarely make), Gumbo with Okra in it, and this recipe. My husband is not a huge fan of okra, so the stretches between the times I serve the dishes are pretty long. But, this recipe is always good, and even if he doesn't rave, he still eats it! Here is the original recipe at

Okra and Tomatoes

2 tablespoons bacon grease
1 pound frozen okra, thawed and sliced (or fresh)
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
2 celery, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed or diced tomatoes, drained
salt and pepper to taste
Creole Seasoning to taste (I like Tony Chachere's)

Melt bacon grease in a pan and saute okra, onion, pepper and celery until tender. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook until well blended.

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking 

1 comment:

  1. Well I for one love Okra... shout it from the rooftops! I LOVE OKRA..... - I love the addition of bacon grease.. that must give it a smokey flavor. I love okra in anything Cajun! nice job!