Monday, October 24, 2011

Vegan MoFo Day 24: Fried Okra, Green Tomatoes, and Tofu

To jazz up your fried okra, add some chopped green tomatoes (mine were turning a bit pink, but not ripe) and cubed firm tofu.

Toss the okra, tomatoes, and tofu with one small handful all purpose flour, one small handful cornmeal, one small handful chickpea flour, and salt and Cajun seasoning (I used Tony Chachere's unsalted) to taste. Sorry, I can't give you any more exact measurements. You'll be fine, really. If you are xgfx, leave out the wheat flour and use a little more cornmeal and chickpea.

Heat oil in a heavy cast iron skillet. You want this hot enough to fry, but not too hot. You may need more oil than you might think. Fry slowly, turning regularly with a spatula, until everything is nice and crispy, and just shy of burned in a few places. Patience, patience. This takes a little time. Enjoy!


panda with cookie said...

I need to find some more okra next week. Fried is the way to go.

Bianca said...

Weird. I tried leaving a comment here the other day about wanting to make this, but it disappeared. I've heard that people have been having problems with comments on Blogger lately. :-( Anyway, I made this! And I'm blogging about it now!

Kittee Bee Berns said...

oh! for the win! i just used up all my green tomatoes, tho. durn.