FRIED FRIDAY has arrived!  The weather is changing, the leaves are changing colors and fall is on the way!  One of my favorite fall foods is the sweet potato.  I just absolutely love them, baked, fried, sliced, whole, candied, mashed, you name it; I JUST STINKIN LOVE THEM!  Of course a meal is not a meal without the beef.  I found Sirloin steaks on sale at the grocery store and let me tell ya, steak and sweet potatoes go great together!  I have been itchin to try to fry jalapenos, and okra is one of my favorites so I decided to pair them together.  This Fried Friday meal is the great way to jump start into fall!  Head to the kitchen, put the windows up and enjoy the fresh fall air!


Fried Friday Steaks
Sirloin Steaks (enough for 4)
3 large sweet potatoes
1 bunch fresh okra
2 large jalapenos
Corn Meal
1 Stick of butter

Slice the okra and the jalapenos.  Place the okra and jalapenos in a bowl and salt them.  Let them sit salted to draw out the moisture.  next coat them in cornmeal.  Slice the sweet potatoes fairly thing.

Wrap the sliced sweet potatoes and sliced butter in tin foil.  Season the steaks to your liking and while they are on the grill, put the tin foiled sweet potatoes on the grill as well.

Cook the steaks to your desired degree of doneness, by the time the steaks are done the sweet potatoes should nearly be done.  While the steaks and potatoes are cooking fry the okra in hot oil.

Salt the okra again once it is crispy.

Fried Friday Steaks
Sirloin Steaks (enough for 4) – $10.27
3 large sweet potatoes- $3.32
1 bunch fresh okra- $2.50
2 large jalapenos- $0.30
Corn Meal- $0.20
1 Stick of butter- $0.35
Total Cost $16.94 (Serve 4)
Cost Per Plate- $4.23

I hope you enjoy this great fall meal!  The end of the week is a great excuse to eat fried food!  Have a great weekend y’all, mine is sure to be great!


Happy Trails,


~ Anna-Lisa