OKRA POPPERS (SALLYE)

Okra Poppers (sallye)

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By
@grandedame

This is a version of poppers made with okra. A unique appetizer or side dish.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1+ lb
    fresh okra (large pods)
  • 8 oz
    grated monterrey jack cheese
  • 1 medium
    jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 medium
    white onion
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 2/3 c
    milk
  • ·
    oil for frying

How to Make OKRA POPPERS (SALLYE)

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut jalapeno in half and remove stem and seeds, place in food processor
    Peel 1/2 onion and cut into chunks and place in food processor with jalapeno

    Pulse until finely minced

    Mix cheese and jalapeno/onion mixture together
  2. Wash okra and pat dry

    Slit okra pods lengthwise to make a pocket
    NOTE: Be careful not to slit all the way through

    Push the okra seeds aside and stuff each pod with cheese mixture

    Set aside
  3. Prepare batter as follows:

    Slightly beat egg in medium mixing bowl
    Add flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder and garlic powder to egg and blend, adding milk as you stir.

    Do not overstir as this will activate the baking powder before you are ready

    Dip each okra pod into batter
    Make sure each pod is covered completely
    Set aside
  4. Over medium high heat, using a deep dutch oven or heavy saucepan (I use my wok) add enough cooking oil to come about 2-3" up on sides of pan. It needs to be deep enough to cover the okra pods.

    When oil is shimmering, drop okra pods one at time into the oil.

    Do not crowd the pan, you will probably have to cook 3-4 at a time to allow plenty of room.

    Turn once in oil, and when pods are golden brown all over, remove from oil and set on paper towel to drain.

    Note: This usually only takes a few minutes so you can't leave unattended
  5. Serve with dip of your choice. I have listed a few suggestions in the comments below.

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About OKRA POPPERS (SALLYE)

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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