Missy’s Fried Okra Salad

A friend recently shared what I thought was a very unusual recipe for Fried Okra Salad.   I’ve lived in the south all of my life and had never heard of such a thing.  I was instantly intrigued and knew I had to give it a try.  After all, she assured me that she has to share the recipe whenever she takes it out.

Last week I had a “recipe testing” day.  There were three recipes I wanted to try and I started with the Okra Salad first thing.  I had planned to have a bite and then take a big bowl up to my friends at the bank.  However, my friends at the bank never got to try it!  It was so delicious that I had a big bowl and then went back for seconds.  It was my breakfast and my lunch that day.  Obviously, I don’t need to be having recipe testing days often!

Missy's Fried Okra Salad
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 (12-oz.) bags freshly frozen breaded okra
  • 8 sliced bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 1 c. grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ¼ c. vegetable oil
  • ¼ c. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. white vinegar
  • dash hot sauce
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Fry the okra as directed on the package, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add the crumbled bacon, grape tomatoes, and green onions. Add the fried and drained okra and set aside.
  3. In a small jar add vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Shake to combine. Just before serving drizzle the dressing over the okra mixture. Toss to coat and serve.
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