Ever since moving to our new town, I’ve been trying to buy locally produced, seasonal vegetables from the farmer’s market, rather than buying from the supermarket. The first time I went, there was a guy selling this gorgeous purple okra that I had never seen before. I had never cooked okra before now and had only eaten it a few times before, so I decided I would buy some and see what I could do with them. At first, I was tempted to make a more traditional gumbo or stew with them, but I decided rather to fry them and toss them in a delicious buffalo sauce. I’m really glad I went with that idea because they turned out really well and they were super easy to make. They are perfectly crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside and tasted amazing with the spicy buffalo sauce. I can’t wait to make them again.