A lot of people think okra is slimy and gross, I myself thought this before moving to the South. Of course, I had only had okra either deep fried or in terrible gumbos so I really had no frame of reference. One day a few years ago, I was at a potluck and someone brought this. Most of the time anything at a potluck is really mediocre, but after trying this dish I instantly became fan of okra.
- 4 slices thick bacon, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
- 1 medium onion, diced fine
- 1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 14-20 3-5″ long okra chopped into large bites
In a large saute pan, fry bacon until crisp. Add onion to rendered fat and cook over medium heat until onion turns golden. Add okra and season with salt and pepper. Add tomatoes and broth and deglaze pan. Bring to a boil then simmer over low heat until done, about 25 minutes.