You'll be eating okra just like you devour a plate of French fries from the moment you taste our Fried Pecan Okra.
It would be pretty difficult to get much more Southern than this, literally, since it mixes one of our favorite cooking methods with one of our favorite tree nuts to create a batter to smother one of our favorite vegetables. Sounds perfect. Of course, you can enjoy your okra in any other number of amazing ways. You could simply amp up the Southern-goodness quotient with some a Fried Okra Salad topped with Crumbled Bacon, or you could let okra add in a little flavor and texture for some Shrimp-and-Okra Hush Puppies.
Fish and chips won't have anything on that. For a quick sauté of Southern coastal flavors, whip up some Skillet-Roasted Okra and Shrimp—this time without the batter—and you'll enjoy the true flavors of the region and the season. If you prefer your okra with the subtle-and-spicy flavors of the bayou, Okra Creole will be your new favorite side dish. These recipes should give you fresh ideas about how to cook okra—you'll love to eat it every way it comes.