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fried okra - dee dee's

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Diane Atherton

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!

(4 ratings)
yield serving(s)
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For fried okra - dee dee's

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

How To Make fried okra - dee dee's

  • 1
    Slice okra and soak in buttermilk.
  • 2
    Mix cornmeal, salt and pepper together in a bowl with plastic top or a large ziploc bag.
  • 3
    Drain off as much of the buttermilk as you can. NOTE: it will still be thick.
  • 4
    Heat 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.
  • 5
    Add 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.
  • 6
    Fry in hot oil until golden brown, being careful to not over crowd the skillet.
  • 7
    Remove from skillet, drain excess oil on paper towels.