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Nutty Okra

Pulse the peanuts in a food processor for easy chopping.

Southern Living AUGUST 2011

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Hands-on: 22 Minutes
  • Total: 42 Minutes


  • 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
  • Peanut oil


1. 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.

2. 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.


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