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Fried Okra

Yield

Ingredients

  • 1 pound small whole okra, stems trimmed
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt

How to Make It

  1. Combine okra and buttermilk in a large bowl; toss to coat. Combine cornmeal and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Drain okra, discarding buttermilk. Toss okra in cornmeal mixture to coat. Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 350°. Fry okra, in batches, 4 minutes or until golden. Drain well on paper towels. Sprinkle with additional salt, if desired.