Monday, June 30, 2014

Southern Fried Okra

Prefect fried okra, and the best thing about this recipe is the breading stays on.
  • 1 pound Fresh, Tender Okra sliced
  • 2 whole Eggs Beaten
  • ¼ cups Buttermilk
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 dash Black Pepper, Or To Taste
  • 3 cups Vegetable Oil For Frying
Wash and slice okra; pat dry with paper towels.
Combine eggs and buttermilk; add okra, and let stand for 10 minutes.
Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and pepper.
Drain okra, small portions at a time, using a slotted spoon.
Dredge okra, small portions at a time, in flour mixture.
Pour oil to depth of 2 to 3 inches in a Dutch oven or deep  fryer and heat to 375 degrees F.
Fry okra until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.