Fresh okra & tomatoes (microwave)

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 mediums Ripe tomatoes; peeled
3 cups Sliced fresh okra
¼ cup Chopped onion
¼ cup Chopped green pepper
½ cup Water
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Pepper
1 tablespoon All-purpose flour
2 tablespoons Water

Puree 2 tomatoes in electric blender or food processor; chop remaining 2 tomatoes.

Combine okra, onion, green pepper, and ½ cup water in a 2-quart casserole; mix well. Cover with heavy-duty plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH for 9 to 11 minutes or until okra is done; stirring and turning dish every 3 minutes. Drain and rinse vegetables well, reserving vegetables in dish.

Add chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, sugar, salt, and pepper to okra mixture; mix well. Cover casserole with heavy-duty plastic wrap, and microwave at HIGH for 3 minutes.

Combine flour and 2 tablespoons water; beating with a wire whisk until flour is dissolved; gradually stir into okra mixture. Cover and microwave HIGH for 1-½ to 2-½ minutes or until mixture is thickened and bubbly, stirring at 1-minute intervals. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

"Southern Living" July, 1981 Typos by Jeff Pruett Submitted By JEFF PRUETT On 07-15-95

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