Southern Fried Okra

Recipe by Jessica K
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb fresh okra, cut into pieces (don't use the top of the stem but the bottom is wonderful to eat)
  • 2 -3
    cups cornmeal
  • 1
  • 2
    cups buttermilk (regular or lowfat milk is fine, too)
  • salt and pepper
  • oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a big bowl beat egg with a fork, pour milk in and combine. Pour the cornmeal in another big bowl.
  • Pour enough oil in a big skillet, halfway up, or you can use a deep fryer. Set heat to Medium-high.
  • Put some okra pieces in milk mixture and then coat in cornmeal batter. Fry in skillet 10-15 min, occasionally turning/stirring them around. They are done when crispy and golden brown but not black!
  • Drain on paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (i don't use pepper but some people prefer it).
  • Repeat with rest of okra till all gone. Enjoy!
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