This weekend we were in Oklahoma for my brother’s wedding (photos and update on that tomorrow)! We stopped along the way to see my Aunt Juanita and Uncle Perry. We hadn’t seen them since our wedding four and a half years ago and it had been years before that since I was last at their house.
When she heard we were coming, she said she would throw together a quick lunch for us. This is what we had:
Oh, you know, just a “quick” lunch. 😉 It really was all so delicious. Aunt Juanita is such a wonderful cook! But my absolute FAVORITE thing that she makes is her fried okra. In fact, it is my favorite okra of all time. Long before we were married, Christopher had heard our family talking about Aunt Juanita’s fried okra so he was really excited to try it out. And no surprise, he loved it. Said it was hands down the best okra he had ever eaten. 🙂
I asked Aunt Juanita for her recipe and she smiled and said “oh, it’s nothing special. I just don’t use cornmeal” then she talked me through her method of making it. So I’m going to share that with you guys, but I have no actual measurements for anything, haha! It’s worth playing around with to get it perfect, though! I definitely am going to try! 🙂
We had a wonderful time catching up with Aunt Juanita and Uncle Perry! They haven’t changed one bit since I last saw them. 🙂 Oh! And I found out that my great-great-great grandmother was Native American. That explains why I thought I was Pocahontas when I was a little kid. 😉