Note: 1) adding bacon or using bacon grease seems very desirable
I could not resist the temptation to cook okra this weekend. This Cajun corn maque choux  recipe was adapted from a recipe in a Southern Living cookbook on frying. If I remember correctly, the cookbook does not include recipes or information on deep frying. In this cookbook, fried chicken is fried in a cast iron skillet. A similar recipe for maque choux from Southern Living is available on the internet.
Cajun food can be difficult to make because finding the right sausage and seasonings can be difficult. I made this with corn, okra, tomatoes, ancho peppers and salt. I sweat the vegetables in vegetable oil for about 15 minutes. After about 10 minutes, I added the seasonings. Before removing the vegetables from the pan, I added some butter. This is probably not necessary. Tony Chachere seasonings work well when making maque choux. I made the scrambled eggs from my blog post Thomas Keller’s Scrambled Eggs by substituting crème fraiche with mayonnaise. These eggs were very exciting.
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