Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Okra Gumbo and Hot Water Corn Bread

Okra Gumbo

Orka Gumbo Ingredients

  • 6 chopped onions
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 12 diced tomatoes (medium to large size)
  • 12 oz. cut okra

Hot Water Corn Bread Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder

Okra Gumbo Directions

  1. Sauté diced onions and garlic in olive oil.
  2. Add sliced okra and diced tomatoes.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, a pinch of sugar, a sprinkle of chili powder and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Simmer and enjoy.

Hot Water Cornbread Directions

  1. Create mixture with yellow cornmeal, salt, and baking powder, and boiling water.
  2. Then with a piece of ice for cooling spoon a handful of mixture into hand and place in hot olive oil. Cook until golden brown.
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Total time: 1 hour & 15 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Categories: Heirloom Recipes

Tags: quick & simple, heirloom recipe, heirloom meals, family recipe, dinner, Comfort Food, okra, cornbread