Wednesday, September 17, 2008

fake fried okra, jalapenos and eggplant

Fall is coming in and with that means the last of our Community Shared Agriculture vegetables. Last week, we got a whole mess of okra. I froze some for later gumbo, but decided to bake (fake fry) the rest. I've read about coating vegetables in mayonnaise, before dipping in the flour/cornmeal mixture, but hadn't tried it. I decided tonight was the perfect time to try it.

and the finished product:

Overall, it wasn't my favorite. That said, I did manage to eat all the okra and jalapenos in one sitting--hence, it wasn't THAT terrible ;) I made eggplant parmesan with the eggplant slices, and that was more forgiving. I'm thinking I should have just fried it.


ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Haha "fake fried" is such a funny-sounding name. I love okra, so I probably would've eaten all the so-so results in one sitting as well ;o).

The Blonde Duck said...

My husband would have been in heaven. Okra, jalepenos and fried (ok, fake fried) food. He probaly would have inhaled ya'lls dinner!

doggybloggy said...

I would have wolfed that all down so fast I wouldnt have even realized it wasnt fried...

Michelle Ann said...

Okra is so yummy... Nothing quite imitates the taste of fried food...we never eat anything fried. However, when I am not around Craig...I usually fall victim to french fries...what a treat!

tommie said...

I grew up in the South....we never fried anything in mayo.

I have have pickled okra...and orka in gumbo...I swear I don' t know how we had it in Feb....I guess I should find out!

MamaGeek said...

See now I could have eaten THAT in one sitting. :)

Wow, all the talent you have in the kitchen!

buffalodick said...

Not a fan of okra, but the peppers make up for that!

TavoLini said...

CCV--I love the okra, too. One of my favorite things about moving south was the abundance of fried okra in restaurants ;)
Blonde Duck--bring him over!
Doggy--aww, thanks :)
Michelle-I try to avoid frying at home, too. When I'm out, though...the fried food. It beckons!
Tommie--I'd never heard of the mayo, either--it was actually pretty decent. Kept the coating on well.
Buffalo--You and Tavo, both. He can't stand okra.