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MeridianDog
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Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


Up in heaven my Granny is smiling. For dinner tonight I cooked Butterbeans, Cornbread and Okra with tomatoes, bacon and chicken.

I guess it is a creole dish with no name. Let's just call it

Okra Meridian

Let's get started;



Need: Butterbeans (from freezer), Cut Okra (from freezer), salt, sugar, Veg Oil, Water, Bacon, Chicken, Diced Onion, Chopped Garlic, Diced Tomatoes, Selfrising Flour, White Cornmeal, Buttermilk.

Make cornbread - 3/4 cup white cornmeal, 1/2 cup selfrising flour, 1 cup buttermilk. Preheat Oven to 395 degrees F. I preheated the skillet in the oven. Add 2 Tablespoons oil to skillet and batter.



Cook 30 minutes give or take, until top of pone is browned. Here it is on the table:



Start butterbeans:



in a boiler add 2 cups beans, 3 cups water 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar and 1 Tablespoon veg oil.



bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes. add some more water if needed. You want broth (pot liquor)in the cooked beans for reasons we'll see later.

Cooked:


Now for the okra and tomatoes, with bacon and chicken:

Drain the tomatoes I don't want the liquid, just the flesh - OK to use fresh if you want, but get rid of liquid.



Cook the bacon - I used the fat end of this thick cut bacon for something else, and the meaty portion is what I want in this dish anyway, so this is good.



Cook until crispy



While bacon is cooking, season the chicken,



With Creole seasoning and red pepper flakes.

Then cook off the chicken in the bacon fat



Cut into nice sized pieces and ready to come out of the pan



Set aside bacon and chicken:



Cook okra in bacon grease and chicken renderings with a little salt and black pepper.



Cook for 20 minutes or so until okra is tender and begins to dry out, then add chopped onions and minced garlic.



When onions begin to get tender, add well drained tomatoes.





Cook until the tomatoes have dried considerably, then add bacon (broken into bite size pieces) and chicken.



Stir and call it ready to plate:



On the table:



Now for the butter beans:

Break apart a wedge of cornbread and place in bowl. Add beans and pot liquor over the butterbeans and chopped onion on top.





One plate view of Okra, Tomatoes, Bacon and Chicken



Another:



On fork:



Spoon of beans with cornbread, onions and pot liquor:



View out breakfast room window at dinner tonight.



Life is good here. Granny would be happy.







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TigerMyth36
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re: Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


I don't like okra and I am not a fan of the butterbean but that all looks pretty good to me.





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ElysianArmsAlum
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re: Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


nice pics and meal...man I want cornbread and butter beans





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Darla Hood
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re: Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


I like all of the above ingredients, so I'm betting I'd like it. The only ones I've ever combined are the okra and tomatoes (and some bacon grease).

Thanks for posting!






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Walt OReilly
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re: Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


what part of mississippi do you live at?


you wouldnt happen to live off hwy 43 huh?






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MeridianDog
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re: Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


We do this one often.

Not as often as buterbeans and cornbread, but often.

I could eat nothing but butterbeans and cornbread and be happy.



Probably will eat some of this heated in toaster oven and then mixed in a tall glass of milk tomorrow morning for breakfast.






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BRgetthenet
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re: Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


Give me your address. I can be shaved, showered and there in 20 min.





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MeridianDog
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re: Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


quote:

wouldnt happen to live off hwy 43


Home is Meridian - as the name says.

Everyone in Meridian knows me. My name has been mentioned in the Grand Jury room a time or two, but any hint that an indictment was returned or is pending is absolutely false.







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MeridianDog
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re: Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


Game starts in 30 minutes. Come on over. Just stop any cop in Meridian and ask. They can get you here in no time.





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Darla Hood
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re: Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


Ever open up a wedge, butter it, broil it to get the top golden, and top with Steen's?





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BRgetthenet
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I was stationed there for a time when I was in the Marines.

Looks like you've got a nice little piece of the world carved out up there.







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RedMustang
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Love those pictures, thanks for sharing!





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quote:

mixed in a tall glass of milk tomorrow morning for breakfast


Love this! My granddaddy called it soakie and he used buttermilk, but I don't have his constitution.

These pics are great, love threads like these, I'm learning a lot about Louisiana/Mississippi cooking, thanks!






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MeridianDog
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quote:

I was stationed there for a time when I was in the Marines


Road at the end of my street runs into Stennis Blvd. NAS Meridian is 5 minutes on up Stennis Blvd.

Did you learn to fly at NASM? If you did, you passed over my rooftop at 2500 feet (give or take) many times.







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lsudude24
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Looks good....nice job





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MeridianDog
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quote:

top with Steen's


Would be Blackburn's at my house, or whoever is cooking Syrup for the co-op this year.

My Dad's father was a famous syrup cooker up in Hollendale, MS during the depression. I need to write it up one day and post what I remember Dad saying when he told stories about cooking syrup. Sadly I have no photos. They cooked syrup for everyone up there for a cut of the syrup, which Papa (my dad's father - my Grandfather) sold in grocery stores around the delta for money to get them through the winter.

They share cropped and did whatever they could to get by. My hard time stories are that the wife and I had hamburger many times in younger days when we would have preferred prime rib. A big night out when we first got married was Western Sizzler and a movie (unlike most F&DB regular posters, who eat exclusively at Cochon's).







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fatboydave
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re: Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


Damn, Meridian, you eat well! Sam's dogs and okra? You living right!





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TIGRLEE
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re: Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


Stewed okra and tomatoes are the tits.
Looks great.



This post was edited on 4/8 at 8:19 pm


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greenwave
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re: Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


Looks good! I am now craving butter beans.





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MeridianDog
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re: Creole Country Dinner (photos - lengthy)


quote:

Sam's dogs and okra? You living right!


Shurely you remember my most famous post?

Posted for Skillet

Almost made F&DB History with that one.

I know, don't call you Shirley!


Edited to add



Have no idea what happened to that. Guess I need to go fix it.



This post was edited on 4/8 at 10:02 pm


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