4- okra (ochro)
4 cups- water
2 cups- cornmeal
2 cups- cold water
1 tsp- salt
1 tbsp- butter
1 Put water to boil in a medium-size pot. Thinly slice okra and add to boiling water. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, until soft. Lower the heat.
2 Combine corn meal with cold water and mix well.
3 Add corn mixture to the okra. Add salt.
4 Mix well and cook on low, stirring constantly with a flat wooden spoon or “cou-cou stick”.
5 When the mixture breaks away cleanly from the side of the saucepan, the cou-cou is ready.
6 Butter a bowl, turn the mixture out neatly onto it, shaking it so that it takes on the shape of the bowl.
APPROXIMATE MACROS PER SERVING: 227 CALORIES ■ 4 G PROTEIN ■ 34 G CARBS ■ 9 G FAT