I have fond memories of my Grandpa’s fried okra, and as a Southern girl, the only way I wanted to prepare my okra was to fry it! So tonight I made a Southern dinner for Koen and me: BBQ porkchops, fried okra, and mashed potatoes. I also feel it’s worth noting that I used American barbeque sauce (Sticky Fingers’ Habanero Hot, my favorite, that my mother brought me in April). If you buy barbeque sauce here, whether as a sauce or even as a chip flavor, it tastes completely different – and to me, not nearly as delicious!
It was so nice having a taste of home for dinner, and I owe a special thanks to my friend Isabella! After talking about cravings from our home countries, America and Sierra Leone, Isabella told me she knew where to find okra. Not only did she bring me okra, but also the habanero peppers that we used in the dürüm dinner. Now I also want to visit the market in Brussels!