Fried Okra - Dee Dee's

Diane Hopson Smith


Buttermilk seems to be the key to getting okra to turn out just the way we like them.

I've tried egg whites before but I think the buttermilk does a better job in getting the crust just right for our taste. Yum!

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Pan Fry


fresh okra, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
aunt jemima's buttermilk cornmeal
canola oil

How to Make Fried Okra - Dee Dee's


  • 1Slice okra and soak in buttermilk.
  • 2Mix cornmeal, salt and pepper together in a bowl with plastic top or a large ziploc bag.
  • 3Drain off as much of the buttermilk as you can. NOTE: it will still be thick.
  • 4Heat oil in iron skillet. I heat up to a medium high. NOTE: I use a 10-inch (seasoned) iron skillet, however, I would think you could use a deep fryer as well.
  • 5Add okra, several at a time to cornmeal to coat. You can put cornmeal mixture in plastic bag or a covered bowl and shake the okra.
  • 6Fry in hot oil until golden brown, being careful to not over crowd the skillet.
  • 7Remove from skillet, drain excess oil on paper towels.

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About Fried Okra - Dee Dee's

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American