My love of the south does not stop with being enamored with Civil War history . . .
It continues into the realm of food. . .
OKRA. . . mm-mm, good. . . it is amazing fried or stewed. . . this is my favorite "healthy" okra recipe and has been passed down in my family for years. . .
Slice the okra
Cook it in the bacon grease
Chop the tomato
Add to the okra
only add two jalapenos with seeds if you want your mouth to be on fire for 3 days . . . spoken from experience and I like things spicy. . .
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 pint sliced okra (1/2 " thick)
1 med, onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 pint tomatoes, chopped
1 med bell pepper, diced
2 jalapeno peppers, diced (seeds removed or don't use jalapenos at all if you don't want the okra spicy)
1/4 c bacon drippings
Cook okra in bacon drippings about 10 min. Stir constantly to keep from sticking. Add tomatoes and boil for another 10 min. Add rest of ingredients and simmer on a low burner for about 1 more hour. Salt and pepper to suit your taste.
(my daddy likes to serve it with black eyed peas and cornbread!)