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Friday, August 24, 2012

Fried Okra !!!

I can make a meal off of okra... cooked anyway! Fried, Sauteed, Okra and Tomatoes, Succotash over Cornbread... anyway! Okra made like this recipe, to me, is like eating potato chips or even popcorn! No one can eat just one!!!

16 oz bag of cut, frozen okra, thawed
1/2 cup corn meal
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder (optional)
Oil for frying

Heat oil to 350 degrees.
Mix the corn meal, flour and seasonings in a plastic bag. Place the okra in the bag, in batches. Seal the bag and shake to coat. Only coat as much as you are frying in one batch. Otherwise the coating will get soggy. Make sure the oil is up to temp before adding okra, or the coating/breading will fall off. Gently place the okra in the oil with a slotted spoon or spider strainer. Cook until golden brown. (This only takes a couple of minutes, so watch closely) Remove from oil and place on paper towels or butcher paper. Don't pile the okra up to much or it will get greasy on the bottom.

I added a cheeseburger as a side for my okra meal!

1 comment:

  1. Born and bred in the South - ate fried okra as a baby snack! :) Particularly with frozen okra, try soaking in milk for 30-40 minutes, drain, and then coat and fry as above. Taste more like it was picked fresh from the garden.