|Fried Okra Salad|
Fried Okra Salad
24 ounce package breaded frozen okra
8 to 10 slices bacon
4 to 6 Roma tomatoes (according to size)
5 or 6 scallions (use green and white parts)
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons honey (or more to taste)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Fry okra until crisp and browned. Drain well on paper towels and set aside. Cook bacon, drain, crumble and set aside. Chop tomatoes and scallions. Into a large mixing bowl add the crumbled bacon, chopped tomatoes and chopped scallions. In a separate smaller bowl, mix together the lemon juice, vinegar and honey. Whisk in the olive oil until well blended and add to the bacon/veggie mix. Lastly add the fried okra and gently toss to mix well. Serve immediately.
Hint: This is not a dish that will sit for very long and serve well. If you're doing it in advance, keep everything separate and assemble just before serving.