My parents used to have a moderate size garden. They had tomatoes, green beans, onions, yellow squash, and okra. I hated picking the okra. Everything about it was itchy.
My mom used to take that itchy stuff, and make the best fried okra.
A little corn meal, little flour, salt and pepper, and fry it in canola oil in an iron skillet. I have my mother’s iron skillet. I was gifted with garden fresh okra a couple of weekends ago. So…what else was I supposed to do?