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Southern Fried Okra
Southern Fried Okra is crunchy and delicious.  Serve as a side dish or snack.  Easy to make with with a thin or thick crust. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash sliced okra in warm/salty water. Rinse in warm/clear water.
  2. Thoroughly pat dry with thick paper towels or a clean kitchen towel. Set aside.
  3. Pour buttermilk into a medium sized bowl. Set aside. DO THIS STEP IF A THICK BREADING IS PREFERRED.
  4. In a separate zippered bag or bowl, combine white cornmeal mix, coarse ground black pepper, salt, and garlic seasoning blend (if using).
  5. Drop okra chunks into bowl of buttermilk. Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain excess. DO THIS STEP IF A THICK BREADING IS PREFERRED.
  6. Roll okra chunks in cornmeal mixture until evenly coated. Set aside.
  7. Pour vegetable oil into a large skillet. Warm over low-medium heat until sizzling hot, but not smoking (1-2 minutes). Drop ONE battered okra chunk into the hot oil. If it sizzles, add enough okra chunks to create a single layer.
  8. Turn heat up to medium.
  9. Fry 2 to 3 minutes OR until golden brown.
  10. Flip over and fry 2 to 3 more minutes OR until golden brown.
  11. Drain on paper towels.
  12. Repeat until all okra has been fried.
  13. Serve hot or warm.