At this point in MoFo, I am reaching back for content I haven't blogged before, just to give me a little breathing space! Above you see Okra Fries, which I love like crazy and make whenever the deep fryer is on the counter. We first had these at Chai Pani in Asheville, and discovered they are easy to make at home.
Cut okra into small matchsticks. (This is a little tedious, but get over it. You'll be happy later.) Deep fry at 350 F until crispy. Watch carefully, as they cook very quickly. Toss with salt, Indian chili powder, and a little lime juice. Make about six times more than you think you need, as these will go quickly.