Fried Okra

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

This is gone in an instant. Usually have to double the recipe. Wonderful!! My family would eat this every night if I would fix it.

Top Review by PixieDust

Nurse Di-- I would give this more than 5 stars if I could. Have mercy. Did not make any alterations. Adding the small amount of bacon drippings to the oil is the secret. Gave a slightly smoky flavor that we all liked. Also the cayenne was a nice addition. We really enjoyed this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut off and discard tip and stem ends from okra; cut into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  2. Stir into buttermilk; cover and chill 45 minutes.
  3. Combine cornmeal and next 3 ingredients.
  4. Remove okra from buttermilk with a slotted spoon; discard buttermilk.
  5. Dredge okra, in batches in cornmeal mixture.
  6. Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven; add bacon drippings.
  7. When oil is hot, fry okra in batches, 4 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.
  8. Serve immediately.

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