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Fried Poke Salad

01 May

Oh man, one of the best things about springtime is fried Poke. Its the ONLY time of the year you can find in growing. I had me a big serving of fried poke for supper.  Now thats nature food!

Alot of people simple boil their poke, but I say YUK!

Something I learned a long time ago and is a good rule to follow: When In Doubt…. ROLL IT IN FLOUR AND FRY IT!

This Poke is getting a little big, but on the left photo, you can see their is still some small stalks under the bigger ones. [big stalks are bitter]

– Pick the poke- break it off a little above the ground
– break the top leaves off and place to side
– peel the outer ‘strings’ off the small part of the stalk
– rinse the top leaves and peeled stalk
– Now put a little flour in a clear bag. You can add half Corn Meal if you’d like
– put the Poke stalk and leaves in the bag of flour and shake until all is coated
– pre-heat cooking oil in a frying pan – about 1/2″ in pan
– add the coated Poke and fry on medium heat until slightly crunchy
– remove from pan and enjoy

poke that's almost too mature

poke that's almost too mature

Sinkle Poke Stalk

Single Poke Stalk

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One response to “Fried Poke Salad

  1. Medovich

    August 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm

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