Okra Creole #MardiGras #SundaySupper

Okra Creole sounded like a good idea to me for this week’s Sunday Supper Fat Sunday Mardi Gras Celebration!
mardi gras!

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I’m already an okra fan. I like breaded and fried okra . Curried okra makes a great side dish and I especially like adding it to soup and stews.
I’m leaning more towards Mardi Gras than my traditional “Fat Tuesday” PA Dutch heritage of eating a potato doughnut also known here as fasnacht.
Fasnachts are a great way to clear the cupboards to get ready for Lent. The idea is to use all the rich, fatty foods you plan to give up before lent commences.
okra creole
There is nothing fat about okra, but making it with a butter roux and tomato makes it Creole style. Add to that a mirepiox of celery, onion and green peppers-skip the carrots-and you are talking Louisiana creole.
By the way, I make a mean Monkfish Creole too!

Thanks go out to Leslie from La Cocina de Leslie for hosting this week!

Okra Creole
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  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced green peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen okra cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  1. In a small skillet, brown flour in butter until small bubbles form. Gradually add water whisking roux to form a thick paste. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute celery, onion and peppers until softened. Add garlic and cook another 2 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat and add tomato paste, roux, lemon juice, tomatoes, okra and seasoning. Simmer until okra is tender.
  4. Serve over cooked rice.

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