Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

When I went to stay with my son and daughter-in-law after their new baby was born, a family friend was kind enough to bring us dinner one evening. She brought comfort food at it's best. A roast...potatoes, carrots, homemade sourdough bread, green beans and a very yummy concoction made simply with okra, yellow squash and onions. I asked someone "in the know" how she made it and got the basic low-down. I decided to give it a try on my own. IT Guy is a huge fan of fried okra so I knew he would love this...and I was right! It was easy to throw together and we 
thought it was delicious!

Miss Betty's Dish

1 pound okra - "coin sliced", tips and end removed
2 - 3 yellow squash - large dice
1 large onion - large dice
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup flour
oil for frying

Heat a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat.

In a large bowl, combine all diced veggies.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper then the cup of flour. Toss the veggies and flour together until all veggies are well coated.

Add enough oil in the skillet to cover the bottom of the pan. Place enough veggies in the pan to cover the bottom in one layer. Allow to cook for several minutes until the bottom is golden brown. Turn the veggies over in large sections to cook the other side.

When done, remove to a plate and repeat with remaining veggies.

Here's all you need.

I sliced my squash in half lengthwise 
and then in half lengthwise again.

Combine all cut veggies a large bowl.

Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with flour. 
Toss to combine.

In a hot skillet with oil, 
place enough veggies to make one layer. 
Cook until golden brown.

Then flip it over to cook the other side. 
Repeat with the rest of the veggies.

Can you say yummy????


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