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Peaches are everywhere this time of year, not to anyone’s dismay. Peaches are fabulous on their own as a juicy afternoon snack, as long as you don’t mind the juice running down your arm or getting all over your face. When peaches are overflowing and you want to use them in a dish, there are few things better than this incredibly juicy and fresh peach crisp.

Individual Ginger Peach Crisps from Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach

The crisps are baked in ramekins which makes it easy to serve individual desserts, or, if you’re a peach crisp lover who doesn’t like to share, you can store a couple and have an individually sized crisp for each day. It’s so good we really can’t blame you for not sharing.

If you want to make this as a single-serving dessert for one, quarter the recipe and use a single ramekin. You can also save the kitchen from extra heat by using a toaster oven instead of a big oven; it’s a great way to get dessert started while the main course is occupying your oven. I’ve done this for a dinner party, which made for more time with friends and less time in the kitchen.Individual Ginger Peach Crisps from Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach

 


Ginger Peach Crisp
SERVES: 4

Ingredients
2 pounds peaches, pitted, peeled and sliced
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup butter
1 ½ teaspoon grated ginger, divided
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spray 4 (9-ounces each) baking dishes with cooking spray.
In medium bowl, stir peaches and 1 teaspoon ginger. Divide between baking dishes.
In food processor bowl, add brown sugar, flour, oats, butter and remaining ginger. Pulse until crumbs form. Sprinkle crumbs over dish.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until peaches are tender and crumbs are golden brown.
Notes
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. This recipe can be baked in a 8X8-inch baking dish. Follow the recipe and bake 25 to 30 minutes until peaches are tender and crumbs are golden brown.
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In the South, “okra” is synonymous with “fried okra.” Fried okra is an absolute treat, especially when spiced and served with a delicious dipping sauce, but there are many other ways to enjoy okra. Okra can be roasted, added to stews and curries, pickled, added to gumbo or, of course, fried. Today, we’ll discuss some facts about okra and offer two delicious recipes to get you started.

Fried Okra from Food Focus: Okra by Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach

 

Fun Facts

  • Okra is a vegetable that comes from the plant Abelmoschus esculentus. It is a member of the hibiscus family and a distant relative of cotton; it blooms beautiful white flowers.
  • The part of the okra plant we eat is the immature seed capsule.
  • The part of the okra often referred to as “slimy” is mucilage, a mixture of proteins and molecules that helps plants and seeds retain water.
  • The mucilage can be used as a thickener for soups and stews. Quick, high-heat cooking (like frying) minimizes the mucilage that gets drawn out in cooking.
  • Okra is at its best when pods are young and less than 3” in length. When they are bigger, they can become more fibrous and less tender.
  • Some varieties of okra can be red or contain both red and green coloring.

Recipes

Fried Okra from Food Focus: Okra by Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach

Fried Okra from Food Focus: Okra by Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach

 


Fried Okra with Smoky Dipping Sauce
SERVES: 6

Easily create this Southern classic in our 8 Cup Oil Capacity Deep Fryer. The okra comes out crispy and mouth-wateringly delicious. Serve with our smoky dipping sauce for added flavor.
Smoky Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon ketchup
1 Tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
Okra
Vegetable oil for frying
2 pounds okra, tops cut off, halved lengthwise
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
In small bowl, add mayonnaise, ketchup, spicy brown mustard, honey and smoked paprika. Stir until blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Pour oil into deep fryer and preheat to 350F.
Place okra and eggs in large bowl, toss until okra is well coated.
In large resealable plastic bag, add panko bread crumbs, flour, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Seal bag and shake.
Add half of the okra to bag. Seal bag and shake until okra is well coated.
Place a single layer of okra in deep fryer basket and cook for 4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining okra.
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Roasted Okra from Food Focus: Okra by Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach Roasted Okra from Food Focus: Okra by Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach

 


Cajun Roasted Okra
SERVES: 6

These are made easily in our Toaster Ovens for a great snack or appetizer. It doesn’t overheat the kitchen and the roasted okra is convenient and efficient to cook in a toaster oven.
Ingredients
1 pound okra, tops removed and sliced in half lengthwise
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Sea salt to taste
Instructions
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Line a 15X9X1-inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Place okra, olive oil, Cajun seasoning, pepper and salt in prepared pan; stir until well coated.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes until okra is crisp.
Serve with Cajun Dipping Sauce.
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