Saturday, July 23, 2011

Gourmet okra?.....who knew!


Well leave it to the cute couple that owns  Snow's Bend Farms to come up with some fancy okra that we haven't seen around here!  Maybe today I'll buy a handful of that nice red and purple variety and give it a try. You just never know what you'll find at the Pepper Place!

13 comments:

brattcat said...

beautiful...will you let us know what you make with it?

Leif Hagen said...

Well, I didn't "knew." Say, do you have a famous TV cooking show.....

Luis Gomez said...

This is very nice Virginia.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

I have never seen that red and purple variety before Virginia.
Thanks for sharing.
Costas

Thérèse said...

The youngest and smallest ones fried in a pan... miam miam!

Birdman said...

Never tried them... I'm game! Wait! Had it in a gumbo once. Too slimy! Yuk!

Virginia said...

BC, I love it boiled with my black eyed peas but I was raised on it that way.

Bird,
Now let's not get all hung up- on the "slimy" thing! HA

Therese,
I LOVE it sliced, rolled in cornmeal and fried. MIAM!

Costas, you have to come to B'ham for that!

Leif, Ya'll better believe it ya'll!

Luis, ever eaten it?

Kathy said...

I've seen purple asparagus before but never red okra. Wonder if it tastes the same?

Paula said...

It all looks so good. How I have enjoyed fresh produce this summer.

Petrea Burchard said...

Purple food. Works for me.

Daryl said...

I dont care if its deep fried or fancy or plain .. its not a veggie I eat ...

TheChieftess said...

No okra for me, V...but thanks for offering...I'm with Bird on the slimy bit, and agree with Daryl!!! But they look good!!!

Ming the Merciless said...

Did the red one tastes any different from the regular green one?

I absolutely love okra. I grew up eating them - simple stir fry with some spicy, pungent shrimp paste. Yum!

I had the corn-breaded-and-fried version, which is good. Ditto the pickled ones.