Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
My favorite way to use okra, and besides...it is good. I usually make this in the summer when okra is plentiful, but I have also used frozen okra successfully. NOTE: I should have put this notice here before, but just didn't think! Okra should be chopped by hand. The food processor makes it way to slimey to work with.
- 1 lb okra, chopped fine
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped fine
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 cup cornmeal
- bacon grease (for frying) or oil (for frying)
- Combine okra, onion, salt, pepper, water, and egg and mix well.
- Mix flour, baking powder, and cornmeal and add to okra mixture, mixing well.
- Heat oil to medium-high, drop okra by heaping tablespoons into hot oil and cook until brown on both sides.
Oh, My Gosh Annie, These are so delicious and easy to make. DH loved them. I made half a recipe as there is only 2 of us, we really pigged out. I can hardley wait to make them for the rest of the family. Thank you SOOooo very much for posting this recipe.
Wow, simply delish! I have never made fried okra from scratch before! No more store bought in this house! I put in a little bacon grease in the egg mixture for added flavor. Also, I didn't chop my okra fine.
I had about a pound of fresh okra, and wanted to try something other than regular fried okra. The mincing by hand was a bit tedious, but really managed the "slime factor". I enjoyed these little patties. As an experiment, I may try it without the baking powder next time, to see if I get more of the crispy fried okra texture throughout rather than a bread/cake texture in the middle. Thanks Miss Annie.