When it comes to frying okra no one does it better than my Mama. She uses a simple method that makes delicious crispy fried okra every time. My family has always added a chopped up green tomato when frying okra, they two go really well together making for a wonderful side dish to any meal. With acres of fields planted with vegetables, okra was also fresh when fried as I was growing up. Where I live now, fresh okra is hard to come by but frozen okra works just as well.
We love fried okra and fried green tomatoes… why did we never think about frying them together before Janet’s recipe? Turns out to be a match made in heaven. The little chunks of tangy green tomatoes are a nice contrast in flavor to the okra. Everything fries up nice and crispy. If you like a little more flavor, you can add your favorite seasoning to the flour before tossing in your veggies. But we really liked the okra and tomatoes the way they were. It was gobbled up fast in the Test Kitchen.