Fried Pecan Okra

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Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Recipe from Southern Living

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 (10-oz.) packages frozen whole okra, thawed*
  • Peanut oil

Preparation

Prep Time:
Bake: 10 Minutes
Fry: 6 Minutes

  1. 1. Place pecans in an even layer in a shallow pan.
  2. 2. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.
  3. 3. Process pecans, baking mix, and next 2 ingredients in a food processor until pecans are finely ground. Place pecan mixture in a large bowl. Add okra, tossing to coat. Gently press pecan mixture into okra.
  4. 4. Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet; heat to 350°. Fry okra, in batches, turning once, 5 to 6 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.
  5. *1 (16-oz.) package frozen cut okra, thawed, may be substituted.
  6. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Bisquick Original All-Purpose Baking Mix.

March 2007