Friday, August 19, 2016

Southern Fried Okra


Sometimes you just need good old fashioned foods like Fried Okra, this is so crisp and seasoned just right.

What you need:
4 servings
1 1/2-2 pounds okra, sliced in 1/4 inch pieces
1 cup Buttermilk
1 cup cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 cup vegetable oil in a large skillet or use a deep fryer

Soak okra in buttermilk 5 - 10 minutes and then dredge in cornmeal-flour mixture to coat well. Carefully add okra to the hot oil and cook until golden brown. (It may be necessary to fry the okra in batches.) Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and then serve immediately.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

BBQ Pork Loin Roast



This pork loin stays juicy and is easy to make, I cook it slow, wrap it in foil and it has a secret flavor that is hidden inside, then before serving it's smothered in BBQ Sauce for extra flavor.


What you need:
For the Sauce:
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the Pork Loin
1 (4-pound) pork loin roast
4-6  Garlic cloves, sliced if large into pieces

BBQ Topping:
1 cup barbeque sauce for topping


How to make it:
In a small bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, salt, celery seed, pepper, and garlic. Place pork loin roast in a large plastic resealable bag and pour marinade over pork loin. Seal and marinate in refrigerator for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight).
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Remove roast from bag, place in a roasting pan, and discard marinade. Poke Slits in Roast and press in slices of garlic throughout the Roast, this is my secret to making this roast extra good. Then I add a few sliced onions on top and jalapeno slices if you like, wrap in foil and place in baking pan

Roast pork loin at 325 degrees F for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or to an internal temperature registers 160 to 170 degrees F. on an instant-read thermometer. I poured BBQ sauce over the top and bake the last 30 minutes or so and Serve with BBQ sauce.