Thursday, March 4, 2010
Fried Okra Bites w. Hot Sauce
Straightforward snack: we discovered these fairly cheap frozen breaded okra bites at Super Target from a generic (not a Target-brand) brand of frozen vegetables. The instructions require them to be fried, and once I opened the package I saw why: the breading coating the okra is not cooked through and needs to be fried rather than baked. It *might* work to bake it, but I seriously doubt it.
I ended up pan-frying about half the package in vegetable oil until golden brown overall with more crispy ends. I served it with Frank's Red Hot Sauce. These are pretty delicious, though somewhat heavy due to the amount of oil the pieces hold even after pressing out as much as possible in paper towels.