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Southern Okra

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

This recipe dates back generations in my family. I enjoy it so much because I can use the fresh vegetables that are so abundant here in the South.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups sliced fresh okra
  • Boiling water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • Cooked rice, optional

Directions

  1. In a small shallow bowl, combine the sugar, flour, salt and pepper; set aside. In a small saucepan, cover and cook okra in boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Stir in the tomatoes and reserved sugar mixture; cook for 5 minutes. Add okra. Heat through, stirring as little as possible. Serve with rice if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 83 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 333mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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