Thursday, October 22, 2015
DINNER FROM MY OKIE ROOTS
When we were at my cousins, he fixed a dish of fried okra and butternut squash. (some garlic, salt and pepper.) It was so delicious and brought back memories of my mom's cooking.
I had a package of the okra he had grown and given me in the freezer so today I made my own version. I baked the butternut squash in the oven until tender, cooled and cut into cubes. Dredged the okra in flour, salt, pepper and panko crumbs. Cooked several slices of bacon and saved the drippings.
Fried the okra in the hot bacon drippings, added the squash and bacon pieces. When okra was nice and crisp and squash was heated through it was ready to put on the place next to a chicken breast that had been cooking in the crock pot all afternoon.
It was a tasty dinner and a trip down memory lane. What food takes you back to childhood?