Fried Pickled Okra with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 24 min
  • Prep: 17 min
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

Peanut oil, for frying

1 1/4 cups Fry Mix, recipe follows

1 cup beer

1 (16-ounce) jar pickled okra, drained

Creamy Chipotle Sauce, recipe follows

Fry Mix:

3 cups self-rising flour

1/2 cup self-rising white cornmeal

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon crushed black peppercorns

Creamy Chipotle Sauce:

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 chipotle in adobo sauce

2 limes, juiced

3/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons chopped green onion, for garnish

Directions

  1. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F in a deep skillet or fryer.
  2. Combine the Fry Mix with the beer. Add the okra, coating it in the batter. Fry the okra, about 4 pieces at a time, turning the pieces frequently, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer the okra to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Serve immediately with the Creamy Chipotle Sauce.

Fry Mix:

  1. Whisk together the flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Store in an airtight container in the pantry until needed.

Creamy Chipotle Sauce:

  1. Blend the cream cheese, mayonnaise, chipotle, lime juice, and salt in a food processor until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Garnish with green onions.
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