Creamed Corn and Okra Cakes

Every now and then I like to remind Patrick he's in the South! This meal is a perfect example--can't get much more Southern than creamed corn and fried okra. He commented during the meal that it was great and that he loves the South!

Creamed Corn
Melt 1 tbsp butter in a pan over medium heat; I used a nonstick skillet. Then add fresh corn kernels (from ~5 ears) and cook for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 tbsp sugar and stir constantly for another 2 minutes. Whisk in 1 tbsp cornmeal. I then added some fresh chives. Finally incorporate 1/2 cup cream and cook another 2-3 minutes until soft.

Okra Cakes
20-30 medium okra
1 egg
2 tsp salt
1/4 c sugar
1/2 c flour
1/4 c milk
cooking oil
Wash and slice okra. Mix okra, sugar, salt egg, flour, and milk to make a thick batter. Turn into well oiled frying pan, and cook until underside is browned. Cut into squares and turn until other side is browned.

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