Granny's Fried Okra Recipe

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Granny's Fried Okra

Monta King


I learned this recipe from my Granny Bruce, when I was about 13 years old. I fell in love with the flavor and can't get enough. Maybe someone will enjoy this unusual way of frying okra.

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4 to 6


1 Hr


1 Hr 30 Min


Pan Fry


6 to 8 c
washed sliced fresh okra a
1/2 c
minced fresh onions
2 Tbsp
fresh bacon grease
1/2 c
fresh tap water
salt & pepper to your taste

Directions Step-By-Step

wash thoroughly and slice fresh okra (can use frozen okra, which is already sliced). Add 2 Tbsps. bacon grease to large skillet, add onions, then okra and water, season to taste. Cover & cook on medium to low heat for about 10 minutes. then stir
You should stir every few minutes to keep from sticking to bottom of skillet. You may need to add small amount of water, each time you check cooking.
Okra will be cooked when it is smothered down to about 1/2 the size it was before cooking. I taste it when I feel it is done. This is not an exact cooking time, but needs to be carefully monitored. It is delicious when served with fried chicken, potato salad, speckled butter beans, sliced fresh tomatoes and cornbread. Meal fit for a King.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom