Crunchy Fried Okra

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 large egg
2 cups saltine cracker crumbs (2 sleeves)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound fresh okra, cut in half lengthwise
Peanut oil

Preparation

Stir together buttermilk and egg. Combine cracker crumbs, flour, and salt. Dip okra pieces in buttermilk mixture; dredge in cracker crumb mixture.

Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet; heat to 375°. Fry okra, in 3 batches, 2 minutes or until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels.

July 2001