Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
40 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins
Yield
2 dozen

Okra is a signature Southern ingredient whether fried, pickled, or grilled. Okra Rellenos are essentially fried okra filled with cheese. The recipe yields 2 dozen, but they'll go fast!

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut Monterey Jack cheese into 3- x 1/4- x 1/4-inch sticks.

Step 2

Cut a lengthwise slit in each okra pod, cutting to but not through ends; push seeds aside. Stuff pods with cheese sticks, and set aside.

Step 3

Combine flour and cornmeal in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

Step 4

Stir together egg, buttermilk, and beer; add to dry ingredients, stirring until smooth.

Step 5

Pour oil to depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Dip stuffed okra in batter, coating well; fry, a few at a time, in hot oil until golden. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt; serve immediately with salsa.

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