Thursday, October 20, 2011

Vegan MoFo Day 20: Okra Fries

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.

9 comments:

panda with cookie said...

Step the final: Invite a panda over for dinner to eat up all those okra fries.

JohnP said...

The panda is lucky enough to live full-time in a town where okra fries are continuously available!

Sarah said...

Wow - these look awesome! I really should eat more okra. I love it!

panda with cookie said...

John, I've seen them lately at places like Earth Fare and even the small fruit and veggie markets on 52N, packaged near the other veggie "chips". Haven't tried any yet, though.

celyn said...

These look insanely good.

JohnP said...

Panda, I wonder if those are the freeze dried kind (which I've seen at Fresh Market) or deep fried like Chai Pani's - both are good but different

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

YESSSSSSS!!!

panda with cookie said...

Do freeze dried ones have oil as ingredient? The ones I have seen do, which is why I thought they were fried.

JohnP said...

I don't recall the Fresh Market freeze-dried okra having oil, so maybe the okra you saw was truly fried - cool! I must investigate...