Jazz Fest food quick pick: fried okra _lowres

Advocate staff photo by Ian McNulty - Fried okra from the Praline Connection, a Jazz Fest food item.

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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