Whole Okra And Tomato Saute
|Okra||1 Pound (No More Than 2 Inches Long)|
|Onion||1 Medium, sliced|
|Ripe tomatoes||1 Pound, halved seeded chopped|
|Water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Place okra in colander and rinse under cool, running water; drain.
Cut off stems but do not cut into the conical cap and seed section (this will cause okra to "weep" and become sticky).
Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp.
Remove bacon to paper towel; set aside.
Add onion and okra to hot drippings in skillet; cook and stir 7 to 10 minutes until onion is transparent.
Add tomatoes, water and bay leaf to okra mixture.
Cook and stir 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Remove and discard bay leaf.
Season with salt and pepper.
Transfer to warm serving dish.
Crumble reserved bacon and sprinkle over top.