Southern + Sicilian?

“are you calling me unsophisticated…?”
A little blend of our heritage, Michael and I (mostly Michael with the deep fryer tonight) made flaky fried Chicken Parmesan with Italian style tomatoes and fried okra- my favorite!

The potatoes are inspired by his adorable Sicilian grandmother’s fried potato slices with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and (our version) whatever Italian seasonings fall out of the cabinet first.

In spite of my recent health kick, fried food hit the spot perfectly tonight.