Okra Chips

So, the strangest thing I saw down here in South Carolina?

Fried okra chips.  Yes, you read that right: Fried.  Okra.  Chips.

I saw them at my favourite grocery store here, Fresh Market.  And even though I generally don’t eat fried things, I had to try these!   Apparently, the okra is “vacuum fried”, which makes it less fatty than conventionally fried foods – and they are really delicious.

Perfectly crunchy, and you don’t have to worry about any sliminess!  And did you know, okra is related to cotton, cocoa, and hibiscus (so I should have them with my hibiscus tea)?

These would definitely not be an every-day way to eat veggies, but are a really fun treat:

As my Dad said, when I was eating them in the car, I could have been doing a commercial:

“These are great!” *CRUNCH*

“And only lightly salted!” *CRAWWWWNCH*

Don’t worry, I’m getting the fried stuff out of my system now for Meghan’s “5 Days Healing with Everyday Superfoods” Challenge I’m starting on Sunday.  I think I’m glad I can’t get these at home!

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Categories: Gluten-Free, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

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