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Southern-fried okra

SERVINGS
4-6 servings
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4-6 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh okra, rinsed, drained, tips and tops trimmed and cut into 1/3 inch slices crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3/4 cup fine ground white cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Preparation

    Baking Directions:

    Put the sliced okra in a mixing bowl and season lightly with salt and pepper.

    Sprinkle over the water and toss to evenly mix.

    Whisk together the cornmeal, cornstarch, ½ teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper.

    Heat 3 inches of oil in a heavy pot to 350 F.

    When the oil is heated, toss the sliced and seasoned okra in the cornmeal mixture.

    Coat evenly and shake gently in a sieve to remove any extra dredge.

    Fry in the hot oil until lightly golden brown, about 5 minutes.

    Drain well and, if needed, season with a light sprinkling of salt.

    Serve immediately.

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