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Stewed Okra Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lee Thomas
Added: Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 yellow onion, halved and sliced
2 pounds tomatoes, seeded, sliced
1/2 pound okra, sliced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions:
Directions:
In a heavy skillet over medium heat, warm oil. Add onions and sauté just until soft, about 3 minutes. Put tomatoes on top of onions and add okra. Sprinkle the sugar, salt, and pepper all over. Bring to boil, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until very tender and thick, about 1 hour. Add water in necessary to keep the pan from going dry. The will become thick. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Serve with fried chicken, glazed ham or fried catfish.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Okra is used in many one pot dishes in Louisiana, especially gumbo. It was brought to the United States three centuries ago by African slaves. As well as being used in one pot dishes, Okra can be deep fried or stewed with other vegetable like tomatoes, beans and corn.

 

 

 

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