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Southern Fried Okra

No recipe image available.Breaded and fried okra is a favorite Southern side dish that has gained in popularity throughout the States.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound fresh okra
2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white or yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Vegetable oil

Cooking Directions:

  1. Wash and slice okra; pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Combine eggs and buttermilk; add okra, and let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Pour oil to depth of 2 to 3-inches in a Dutch oven of deep-fat fryer and heat to 375°F (190°C).
  5. Drain okra, small portions at a time, using a slotted spoon.
  6. Dredge okra, small portions at a time, in flour mixture.
  7. Fry okra in small batches until golden brown.
  8. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.