Bacon Okra

I think that bacon makes anything taste better. This recipe works best with young tender pods 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch of okra. For this dish, I don’t slice the pods. I just trim the long stem from the cap.  Some don’t like okra because of gelatinous liquid. Not slicing avoids this.  But if you use the okra in a gumbo, darn it, you just need that thickening slime.

This year in the garden I have a type that will have red pods. I can hardly wait to pickle both the green and red pods. My canning pantry will look like Christmas all year until we eat them.

  • 2 slices of Bacon, well cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 pound of tender Okra pods, trimmed but well whole
  • Sea Salt to taste

Cook the bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and crumble. Saute the okra in the bacon dripping in a medium medium until browned. About 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to a serving bowl. Mix in bacon crumbles and Toss gently. Salt to taste.

About okieranchwife

I am a transplant to Oklahoma and an escapee from an unspecifed Northeast State. I enjoy growing my gardens and cooking what I grow.
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