Saturday, August 1, 2009

Stewed okra and tomato omelets recipe

Stewed okra and tomato omeletsWhen I showed up to pick up my CSA share this week, a grin instantly appeared on my face. There were a few small boxes of okra sitting there calling my name. Although Rebecca from Titus Farms sends out an email each week to let us know the likely options for that week, she leaves the iffy things off the list. I didn't even know that they were growing okra, so it was an extremely unexpected surprise.

This is the prettiest okra I've seen since I moved to Michigan - small, perfect pods. I didn't have very much, and I wanted to savor it over a couple of meals. Hopefully they'll have more in the future because I've been fervently collecting okra recipes since I made this.

Stewed okra and tomato omelets

Stewed okra and tomatoes (makes enough for 2 omelets):
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, sliced thinly
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
1 cup small okra pods, stem end trimmed
1 medium tomato, diced

Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until tender. Stir in crushed red pepper and okra, and let cook for 3 minutes. Stir in tomato, bring to a simmer, and reduce heat to medium low. Let this cook until the tomato juices thicken (about 10 min).

For each omelet:
2 eggs
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp turmeric
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp butter

Whisk together eggs, milk, turmeric, and salt and pepper. Heat butter over medium-low heat in a medium-sized nonstick skillet. When butter melts, add egg mixture and let cook until the edges are cooked. Then flip omelet with a spatula and let cook an additional minute on the other side. Add half of the okra and tomato mixture to the middle of the omelet.

Weekend Herb Blogging
Spicy, delicious, and comforting. I love stewed okra and tomatoes, and the flavors meshed nicely with the eggs. It worked well as a dinner and breakfast, and was extremely quick to make (especially if you make the okra and tomato mixture ahead of time). I'm submitting this to Weekend Herb Blogging, which is organized by Haalo from Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once, and is hosted by Anna from Anna's Cool Finds this week.


Julia said...

I love okra too! I'm trying to grow it this year, but so far I have nothing... Your omelet made me smile.

Anna Haight said...

Love this creative use of okra! The recap is up, thanks for particpating.

Katie said...

I'm glad to know I have some fellow okra lovers!!

Julia - Maybe you'll get some soon - I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Anna - Thanks again for hosting! The round-up is fabulous!

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