Wow....trip down memory lane! This really brings back memories. My mother used to fix this when we were kids. both my sister and I were picky eaters during childhood, but this was one dish I would clean from the plate. I forgot all about this dish until i came across fresh okra at the farmers market and remembered how much I enjoyed it. Thank you again for publishing it. Instead of rice we serve it over steamed cauliflower that has been pureed with Greek yogurt, green onions a little Parmesan cheese. Thanks Again
Dress up okra, a humble but beloved Southern favorite, with spicy Creole flavors for a mouthwatering side dish. This recipe calls for frozen and canned vegetables, so no chopping required.
Yield: Makes 4 servings
- 3 bacon slices
- 1 (16-ounce) package frozen sliced okra
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
- 1 cup frozen onion seasoning blend
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Hot cooked rice (optional)
- Cook bacon in a Dutch oven until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings. Crumble bacon, and set aside.
- Cook okra and next 6 ingredients in hot drippings in Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Top with crumbled bacon. Serve over rice, if desired.
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