Categories: Recipes
      Date: Jun 13, 2011
     Title: Stewed Okra
First of the season okra is here! While all the ingredients in this Stewed Okra recipe can't be soured from within the Eat Local Challenge's prescribed 200 mile radius, they can be used as inspiration to create one that is.



Heat oil in a sauté pan. Fry okra in hot oil (add vinegar to cut sliminess). Transfer okra to a bowl; set aside.

Make a roux in the sauté pan with the bacon drippings and flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is a dark brown color. Add onion and sauté until lightly browned. Add celery, garlic, bell pepper, bay leaves, and thyme; mix well. Stir in okra and tomatoes. Add a little water if necessary to make a gravy. Add sugar, hot sauce, salt, and pepper; cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.

Serves 6-8

Recipe compliments of Poppy Tooker