Pulse the peanuts in a food processor for easy chopping.
1 pound fresh okra, cut into 1/2-inch pieces*
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1 cup all-purpose baking mix
1/2 cup finely chopped salted dry-roasted peanuts
1/2 teaspoon pepper
How to Make It
Toss okra with salt, and let stand 20 minutes. Add egg white, stirring to coat. Stir together baking mix and next 2 ingredients in a large bowl. Add okra, tossing to coat; gently press peanut mixture onto okra, shaking off excess.
Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet; heat to 375°. Fry okra, in batches, 2 to 4 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.
*1 (16-oz.) package frozen cut okra, thawed, may be substituted.