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Fried Okra Salad

Fried Okra Salad

Fried Okra Salad 1 pound small fresh okra 2 cups buttermilk 1 pound bacon, chopped 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all purpose flour 1 1/4 tsps. salt, divided 3/4 tsp. pepper, divided Corn oil 1/2 small onion, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup corn oil 3 TBS. red wine vinegar 3 TBS. honey 1 1/2 TBS. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. paprika 1 lb. Bibb lettuce 6 tomatoes, sliced Garnish: fresh basil sprigs Stir together okra and buttermilk in a large bowl; let stand 20 mins. Drain. Cook bacon in a large skillet over med. heat

  • Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound(s) okra

Preparation

Stir together okra and buttermilk in a large bowl; let stand 20 mins. Drain.

Cook bacon in a large skillet over med. heat until crisp; drain on paper towels. Reserve 1/4 cup bacon drippings.

Combine cornmeal, flour, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper in a large heavy duty, ziplock plastic bag; add okra, a few at a time, sealing and shaking to coat each batch.

Pour oil to depth of 1/2 inch into a large heavy skillet. Fry okra, in batches, in hot oil 2 mins. on each side or until golden. Drain well on paper towels.

Process reserved bacon drippings, remaining 1/4 tsp. salt, remaining 1/4 tsp. pepper, onion, and next 5 ingreds. in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Pour into a 1 cup glass measuring cup.

Microwave dressing mixture at HIGH 30 to 45 secs. or untl thoroughly heated.

Line a large serving platter with lettuce leaves; arrange tomato and okra over lettuce. Sprinkle with bacon, and drizzle with warm dressing. Serve immed. Garnish if desired. Yield: 6 main dish or 10 side dish servings.

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