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Thread #165215   Message #4066473
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
29-Jul-20 - 03:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
The okra plants are still small, producing only a couple of pods a week so far. I expect that to change soon, but in the meantime, I decided to enjoy the little amount by piggybacking their prep on another dish. Today I made breaded chicken strips and got a small bowl for mixed cornmeal fish fry with a little flour. Roll the damp cut-up pieces of okra in it and add it to the oil at the end of the chicken. It's a modest amount of friend okra, but that means it gets eaten when it's fresh.

Breaded chicken is a treat I don't make often. Most of the time I bake chicken breasts to use in several dishes - some of it diced to go on a salad, a few slices on a sandwich, or cut into pieces that are put on top of a pizza. It's good cut up and added to marinara sauce over pasta. A source of protein in a dish without the entire meal being just chicken.