Fried Okra

David Reeves

By
@Woodrow

Another one of my Mom's recipes, she never liked fried okra when the crust fell off and half of it burned. So she combined her method and experience with a 1988 Southern Living recipe, and changed to this one. Each piece of okra will be deliciously crisp with the crust intact.


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Ingredients

1 lb
fresh okra
2
eggs, beaten
1/4 c
buttermilk
1 c
self-rising flour (or 1/2 cup cracker meal + 1/2 cup self-rising flour)
1 c
self-rising cornmeal
vegetable oil

Directions Step-By-Step

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 and cornmeal.
4
Drain okra, small portions at at time, using a slotted spoon.
5
Dredge the drained okra pieces a few at a time through the flour and cornmeal mixture.
6
Heat 2 - 3 inches of oil to 375 degrees F in a Dutch oven or heavy saucepan.
7
Fry okra until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Hashtags: #okra, #Fried