I’m all about tradition! Fiddler on the Roof is one of my favorite plays which is all about tradition…ya ha deedle deedle bubba bubba deedle dum! (If you’re a fan of the play, you will be singing that ditti all day long, now.
Fried okra is traditionally cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces but I bought a container of baby-size okra so I decided to try frying them whole! They turned out perfect so I’ll be on the lookout for tiny okra from now on. If you have regular size okra in your fridge or garden, just cut them in slices for the recipe this time and try baby okra next time.
Since I’m always trying to find ways to eat traditionally Southern food that’s not fried, I coat the okra in beaten egg white and bake it. Voila! Yummy, crunchy “fried” okra. Whole or sliced. You decide.
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