My first date with Lou was actually a blind date. Her brother, Andy, fixed us up, and we went on a double date with he and my friend Christy Pittman. We went over to Clancey’s Barbeque in Yazoo City, Mississippi. If I’m totally honest, I knew I wanted to marry her that night. She checked almost every box except she was not a Chi Omega from Ole Miss. However, she’s a beautiful Mississippi State Phi Mu. We ordered the Mexican Okra from Clancey’s on that very first date. Since then, we’ve learned to make it at home. I think mine are as good as Clancey’s. Your Friday friends will go nuts over these!
First Date Mexican Okra
1 cup yellow cornmeal mix
1 jar of jalapeno slices, drained
Batter the jalapenos in the cornmeal. Deep fry in 350 degree oil until brown and crispy. Remove to paper towels to drain. Lightly salt. Serve alongside Homemade Garlic Ranch dressing.