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down home okra fritters

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

My family loves these fritters with Chili, Red beans and rice, or just as a snack with sour cream. They eat them up as fast as I can fry! Sometimes I make them spicier,add fresh corn, cayenne pepper, etc... just play with the can't go wrong.. Enjoy...:)) My Photos

(4 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For down home okra fritters

  • 2 c
    yellow corn meal
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 8 - 10 oz
    okra, sliced about 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 lg
    jalapeno, diced small
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    onion, diced small
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3 tsp
    sea salt
  • red pepper flakes ( optional )
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil, plus more as frying

How To Make down home okra fritters

  • 1
    In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, baking powder, and sea salt.
  • 2
    Combine the egg and water in another bowl.
  • 3
    Pour the water and egg into the cornmeal, stir until smooth.
  • 4
    Add the remaining ingredients. Mix till well distributed. ( Batter should be thick, wet, not dry.)
  • 5
    In a skillet, ( I use my cast iron ) heat oil on medium. For larger fritters, measure out about 1/4 cup of batter. Pour into the hot oil. Fry the cakes until the bottoms are brown and bubbles form on the tops and edges. About 3 minutes on each side. ( Add more oil as needed as you fry your fritters )
  • 6
    Drain on paper towels.
  • 7
    Serve with your favorite condiments. They go well with sour cream and salsa. Enjoy!!!