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Okra Hoe Cakes

Add sliced okra to these fried cornmeal hoe cakes for a delicious summer treat. They are perfect when topped with homemade comeback sauce. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. Okra is one of those vegetables that […]

chicken and sausage gumbo with rice in a white bowl trimmed with green leaves

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

This yummy chicken and sausage gumbo recipe has a taste of New Orleans in ever bite. It’s loaded with chicken, smoked sausage, vegetables and spices. Oak Alley Plantation is a gorgeous antebellum home located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Vacherie, Louisiana, about 50 miles west of New […]

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Pot Liquor Collard Greens Soup

Pot liquor, the flavorful liquid leftover after cooking down a pot of greens, is the base of this hearty collard greens soup. It’s also chock full of tender beans and veggies. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this […]

overhead shot of two black dishes filled with fried okra, a black and white napkin, metal strainer and whole okra to the side

How to Make Fried Okra

It’s easy to learn how to make fried okra. Fresh, sliced okra is dipped in a mixture of eggs, milk, and hot sauce, then dredged in cornmeal and fried to golden brown. Okra is a vegetable that’s not much thought about outside the south. It’s often used as a thickener […]