Sunday, September 18, 2022

Alabama Scramble – Different Version

This summer, we made Alabama Scramble a time or two using our normal method of cooking everything in a skillet but since we had oil in our deep frying pan, we opted to change it up some.  We recently had deep fried okra and green tomatoes and realized they needed more seasoning than just S&P at the end so I’ve attempted to correct that.  The following recipe feeds 3-4 people eating only this.

Alabama Scramble - Version Two


2 c. sliced okra, ½“- ¾“ thick

2 c. chunked green tomatoes (I used a vegetable peeler to remove the slick skin).

3 c. diced waxy potatoes

1 c. chopped onion

1/3-1/2 c. buttermilk, divided

1 tsp. Tiger seasoning, divided

¼ tsp black pepper

½ c. cornmeal mix

½ tsp salt

S&P to taste


Heat oil in the deep fryer to 350F.

Add half of the buttermilk and half of the Tiger to separate bowls and add the tomatoes to one and the okra to the other and soak for about 30 minutes.

Mix the flour and salt.

After their soak, bread the tomatoes and onion in the flour.

Heat oil in a medium sized skillet to pretty hot, add the potatoes and season with S&P.  

When the potatoes are browned on one side, flip them and add the onion along with more S&P.

Cook potatoes and onion, flipping as needed.

When the potatoes are about 3/4 done, add the tomatoes and okra to the deep fryer and cook until they are golden brown, 6-8 minutes.

When everything is done, add  the okra and tomatoes to the onions and potatoes in the skillet and mix everything together.   Taste and salt as needed.

Serve and enjoy and for us, this was the entire meal so I could eat all I wanted it.

The Verdict:

It was very good, as always, and I like it better due to the crispiness of the okra and tomatoes.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


09/9/22 meal date


  1. very nice combination of flavors never had orka but this sure looks delicious!

  2. I've never heard of an Alabama scramble. It looks AMAZING!

  3. I noticed okra at our market last Sunday. Now I need to buy some to make this. Hopefully they'll have some green tomatoes. This looks so good.

  4. This looks good Larry. I assume Tiger seasoning is a spice blend. This is end of summer goodness.


  5. Larry, I also have never heard of an Alabama scramble... It plated up nicely, that's for sure. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


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