Fried Okra

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 6 cups oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons House Seasoning, recipe follows
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds fresh okra, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • House Seasoning:
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup black pepper
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
Directions

Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet to 350 degrees F. (You may not need to use this much oil; do not fill the pan more than halfway up the sides with oil.)

In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, House Seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Dip okra in buttermilk and then dredge in cornmeal-flour mixture to coat well. Carefully add okra to the hot oil, in batches as needed, and cook until golden brown. Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and then serve immediately.

House Seasoning:

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


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