This is a fried okra salad with bacon, onion, and tomato in a tangy vinegar dressing.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until evenly browned, then remove to paper towels to drain. Pour off most of the bacon grease, leaving a thin coating on the pan. Add okra to the bacon grease in the skillet, and fry until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer the okra to a salad bowl, and toss with the onion, green pepper, and tomato. Crumble in the bacon.

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, corn oil, and vinegar until the sugar has dissolved. Pour over the salad, and toss to coat. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

226 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 19.6g 6% DV; fat 15.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 9.5mg 3% DV; sodium 121.2mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
Excellent side dish! Fresh cut okra-when in season. works just as well as the frozen cut variety. For those that like the 'taste' of bacon grease as another reviewer said try this: after mixing the sugar vinegar and oil together pour it into the skillet and stir. This will help the sugar melt quickly and also 'pick up' the flavor of the bacon. Remove from heat and cool slightly. pour over the veggie mix and toss. Add crumbled bacon. This is equally good served at room temperature. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2009
I used fresh okra. looked really slimey no one wanted to eat it. did not look appealing. Maybe i will use frozen okra next time. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
Excellent side dish! Fresh cut okra-when in season. works just as well as the frozen cut variety. For those that like the 'taste' of bacon grease as another reviewer said try this: after mixing the sugar vinegar and oil together pour it into the skillet and stir. This will help the sugar melt quickly and also 'pick up' the flavor of the bacon. Remove from heat and cool slightly. pour over the veggie mix and toss. Add crumbled bacon. This is equally good served at room temperature. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2006
This was wonderful! Previously I have only fried okra or put into gumbo. I used fresh out of my neighbors garden and sauteed quickly just until tender crisp - perhaps that is why it didn't turn "slimy". I did substite olive oil and balsamic vinegar and added some red pepper flakes for kick. Was a hit with my company. I will definitely make again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2006
I have had a variation of this with breaded okra. It is absolutely delicious and addicting! However this un-breaded version is going to be better for you and just as good! I'm doing the low carb thing and if I substitute splenda for the sugar this is completely "legal"! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2007
Great summer recipe very light. I found the hints of adding bacon just before serving to be very helpful. I have done this dish 2 times in the past month as my garden okra is really coming in now. I have 2 other things: First I cut the sugar down to 1/4 the second time and it was much better. The first time I used the full 1/3 cup and it was too sweet. Just for new users even though okra is cooked until tender once marinated with other ingredients it becomes a bit slimmy so you may want to make sure boiled okra is a favorite. I love it great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2008
This has expanded my previous okra possibilities! I added a little more bacon because bacon fat rules! And I added some blanched (frozen) black eyed peas! Yummy goodness! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2006
Because I didn't have time to completely chill this we ate it still slightly warm. I thought that the bacon might get lose it's crispness if I added it in with the veggies so I sprinkled it on top just before serving. We really enjoyed this. Thanks Lunana! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2008
We always grow a ton of okra and are looking for new recipes for our favorite veggie. This was great. However I did make a few changes. I only cooked the fresh okra until tender and warm all the way through. I also added cheese about a 1/2 cup and replaced the corn syrup with mayo. A new favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
My family and I have grown up eating fresh home grown okra. About 10 years ago we tried raw okra with ranch dressing and it was delicious! We were pleasantly surprised. Very little slimy taste you get with cooked okra. Hope some of you readers will give it a try! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2007
Wow! This was outstanding! I let it chill for about four hours before sampling and I couldn't believe the flavor. Everything melds together so well. Like Caroline C I added the bacon just before serving so it wouldn't be soggy. This is wonderful thanks Lunana! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2009
I used fresh okra. looked really slimey no one wanted to eat it. did not look appealing. Maybe i will use frozen okra next time. Read More
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