Thursday, July 19, 2012

Okra Tacos


I'm a firm believer that pretty much anything can be a taco.  Agree or disagree?  While I've never had it, there is a restaurant here in Atlanta that even serves mac & cheese tacos.  Carbs wrapped in more carbs does seem a bit overkill to me, but hey - why not?

So I fully realize that okra tacos may seem a bit out there for some.  But here's my argument:  we eat veggie tacos all the time, so how is this any different?  The okra is pan-fried with a crispy cornmeal coating, and I topped it with some fresh pico de gallo and homemade ranch dressing.  I wanted to add a corn relish as well, but our corn didn't look so great.  And after the fact, I thought of topping with pimento cheese queso instead of the ranch for a truly southern taco - next time!

These hit pretty much all the taste buds and preferences - soft flour tortillas, crispy, crunchy okra, spicy pico de gallo, creamy ranch dressing.... it's all here.  I have a new favorite taco.



Okra Tacos
a Pink Parsley Original

Fill each tortilla with okra and pico de gallo.  Drizzle the top with ranch dressing and serve.


14 comments:

atthepatisserie said...

Okra is the vegetable of the moment! And I agree with you... You can make anything into a taco! right now I'm craving shrimp tacos!

gwen said...

I love this idea! The okra looked yummy on its own, but topped with pico and ranch and wrapped in a tortilla? Brilliant.

Jaida said...

This is definitely going on the taco tuesday menu!!

Eileen said...

These sound really interesting! Okra has never really been my thing, but obviously crunchy baked okra tacos are exactly the thing to change my mind. :)

Joanne said...

As an okra lover AND a taco lover, I can say I fully and wholeheartedly think these look awesome!

Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry said...

These look so good! I first had okra when I moved to Texas for college, it's so amazing! I need to make these, I bet my kids would love them.

Tissue paper machine said...

That looks so delicious! Yum!

Sharon said...

What an awesome idea! I am going to be making these!

Deanna said...

What a great idea! I've got okra in the fridge right now and am planning to fry some tonight to go with chicken and coleslaw. Tomorrow night I had black beans/rice/corn/tomatoes in tortillas on the menu. I think I'll fry extra okra tonight and try an okra taco tomorrow, too.

Kelsey said...

Girl, you KNOW I love these. Okra is so tough to find here (sad but true) but these tacos have given me renewed drive to locate some!

www.pass4ged.com/Tennessee-ged-practice-test.htm said...

I am firmly and securely in the LOVE IT camp! And I love cornmeal-crusted anything also. WIN.

www.pass4ged.com/Arizona-ged-practice-test.htm said...

Looks delicious! Definitely making it!

www.pass4ged.com/California-ged-practice-test.htm said...

the most southern thing i can think of!! :) little Smith is so adorable!

www.pass4ged.com/Hawaii-ged-practice-test.htm said...

I've never made or had okra but we have some in the fridge from our CSA and I had no idea what to do with it!! I'm definitely going to give this one a try!

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