I'm very, very full of the dahl and rice and chickpea curry we had for supper. I would have made raita as well, but I forgot to buy yoghurt, and I think we might have exploded if we ate any more.
I made some fried okra while I was waiting for the dahl to cook. Unfortunately, I don't think I'm terribly good at making fried okra. The breading didn't stick and fell off in crunchy bits. We ate them all, however. Mmm...grease.
However, I googled for a recipe that will get the breading to stick. I'm going to try dredging in cornmeal first, then buttermilk, then cornmeal again. I think that will make it stick. I'll have to go to ASDA for buttermilk, though since neither Sainsbury's nor Somerfield's carries buttermilk. I don't know if
Morrison's does, but I'm not going to walk all the way over just to find out that they don't.
The reason for the fried okra is that we're having ybunny
's parents over for supper on Sunday night. They've never had fried okra (or fried green tomatoes, but I can't get those anyway...) and since it is such a southern thing, I thought I'd make a southern themed meal along with.
So, this is the menu:
Lentil and Nut Loaf
I know that most people would argue for pork chops or fried chicken, but since I don't eat either, I figure a loaf would do nicely. :)
Anyone have any other helpful tips about frying up okra?