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    Fried Okra

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    1 hr 15 mins

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    Miss Erin's Note:

    Being from Minnesota, I never had okra growing up, but after I moved south to Missouri, I found that I really loved it fried, even if it's kind of messy!

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    • 1 lb okra pods, stem ends cut off,sliced 1/4" thick
    • salt
    • cold water
    • cornmeal
    • salt and pepper
    • oil


    1. 1
      Put sliced okra in a bowl.
    2. 2
      Sprinkle with salt, liberally.
    3. 3
      Cover with very cold water.
    4. 4
      Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
    5. 5
      Drain, rinse, drain again.
    6. 6
      Roll slices in seasoned cornmeal until well coated.
    7. 7
      Fry in hot oil about 1/2" deep until browned and crisp.
    8. 8
      Drain on paper towels, serve hot.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 08, 2014


      Born in OKC & now live in AZ. I grow okra easily in in AZ. Hubby and I pick about 100 pods, cut just as this recipes says only I put it directly into a clear plastic bag. Next I dice some sweet onion and place with the cut okra in the bag. I then add corn meal (Quaker Brand) and shake to coat evenly,, Add okra to hot Crisco shorting and cook over med to med-lo heat for apx 45 minutes so that okra is crispy (stir often). Transfer to paper towel to drain and salt to taste. Currently I have 3 rows of okra growing (60 plants). I get on average 60 (40 to 100) pods a day. I have 1 mutant purple okra plant that came from the same seed pod that the rest of the plants came from. Taste is the same as the others.

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    • on August 01, 2010


      I didn't have the time to use the water method, but the cornmeal works great! Also added some Cajun spices to the cornmeal and salt. Mmmm...Southern @ it's best!

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    • on December 31, 2006


      Thanks for this recipe! We didn't have cornmeal so I had to use flour. Really delicious.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fried Okra

    Serving Size: 1 (113 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 70.3
    Calories from Fat 2
    Total Fat 0.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 18.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.2 g
    Sugars 2.7 g
    Protein 4.5 g

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