Fried Okra

No proper Southern upbringing is complete without Fried Okra. It’s easy to make, and fried okra makes a wonderful side dish to just about any meal.

Fried Okra
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 6 servings
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No proper Southern upbringing is complete without Fried Okra. It's easy to make, and fried okra makes the wonderful side dish to just about any meal.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs okra, sliced
  • ¾ cup corn meal
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup Canola or vegetable oil
  • ½ cup buttermilk
Instructions
  1. Mix together corn meal, flour, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Slicing okra for cooking, and make sure to discard the stem ends and the tips. They're too tough for frying.
  3. While you're slicing the okra, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. You'll know it's ready when a drop of water added to the oil will sizzle.
  4. In a small bowl, drop your sliced okra into the buttermilk (this give your coating something to stick to), and then into your corn meal / flour mixture.
  5. Add okra to skillet once well coated and allow to to brown on one side, about 3 minutes, before stirring.
  6. Once both sides of okra have browned, about 3 more minutes, reduce heat and cook until fork tender (about 10 minutes).

Fried Okra

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One Response to Fried Okra

  1. Toni J Parks April 30, 2016 at 5:11 am #

    This is a great surprise. Finding these recipes here I love grits and have never cooked them. I’ve never tasted stewed potatoes but they sound delicious. Also the chocolate baked pie and okra. I’m in heaven. Thank you.

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