What: Fried okra
Where: Food Area II
Why: Okra gets a bad rap, mostly from people who assume the texture will be “slimy.” But that’s not how properly fried, batter-encased okra tastes, and the soul food specialists from the Praline Connection do them right. With a side of ranch dressing for dipping, these will disappear as fast as popcorn.
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