LOW CARB THURSDAY-OKRA CREOLE
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Recipe type: Low-Carb
Serves: 6
 
PER SERVING: CALORIES: 67 PROTEIN: 3 g CARBOHYDRATES: 9 g
Ingredients
  • 2 strips bacon
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 4 c frozen okra
  • 1 -14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 C water
  • ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ⅛ tsp file powder
Instructions
  1. First, in your trusty cast iron skillet (the deep one) or better yet, your trusty cast iron Dutch oven, fry the bacon until crispy.
  2. Remove and let cool.
  3. Using the bacon grease left in the pan (if you're really afraid of the Health Police, pour it out and use vegetable oil; I used the bacon grease like the good Southern girl that I am), cook the onions and celery on medium heat for 6 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the okra, tomatoes, water, red pepper, black pepper and bay leaf.
  5. Reduce heat to low.
  6. Crumble the bacon into the mixture and cover.
  7. Simmer 12-15 minutes.
  8. Stir in the file powder.
Recipe by The Self-Taught Cook at http://theselftaughtcook.com/2012/05/low-carb-thursday-okra-creole-book-giveaways/