southern fried okra

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By Christopher Gonzalez
from Greenwood, AR

I've been eating this stuff since I was a young kid. I can never get too much fried okra, especially when it's fresh from the garden!

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serves 3 to 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For southern fried okra

  • 1 qt
    fresh or frozen okra, 3/4 inch cut
  • 3 Tbsp
    bacon grease or veg. oil
  • 1/4 tsp
    seasoned salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 lg
  • 3 Tbsp

How To Make southern fried okra

  • 1
    With a 13 inch skillet, set heat to med./hi, add bacon grease or veg. oil, add lid to skillet and wait about 3 minutes.
  • 2
    Put the okra and eggs into a med. sized bowl with a tight lid. shake for a while or until the eggs have saturated the okra.
  • 3
    Add the cornmeal and repeat shaking until okra mixture is well blended. dump into skillet and move okra around with a spatula to make the okra even all across the skillet in single layer.
  • 4
    Add lid back to skillet and wait 3 minutes before stirring. Flip the okra as much as possible, even it out again, add lid, wait 3 more minutes.
  • 5
    If neccesary, repeat this process for a third time or until the cornmeal starts to turn golden. Using a slotted spatula or spoon, dip out the okra onto a plate or bowl, lined with a double-layer of paper towels. Serve hot.

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