One of my favorite things to do with my son is seek out new and odd foods to try at home. Believe it or not, one of his best loved snacks is sardines, so I’m dealing with a pretty unique little palate to start with.
We went by our local Fresh Market last week, and I was on the lookout for something unusual, and I found it just as we were about to check out. Okra chips.
Okay, so I was definitely more excited about this than my son, but that’s because I love okra. I absolutely hated it when I first tried it upon moving to the South, mostly because I’d never had such an intriguing combination of taste and texture in my mouth at once. I’ve had deep friend okra, okra in gumbo and, my favorite, pickled okra. But since then I’ve definitely been, shall we say, turned. I dream of okra. Yet, in spite of much in the way of culinary experimentation, I’ve never had an okra chip, so I had to give it a go.[Read the rest of this story on our companion site GeekMom.com.]