Spicy Okra Fries

Spicy Okra Fries Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Caroline M. Cunningham
Take fried okra to the next level.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 medium tomatoes, seeded
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dark molasses
Vegetable oil
2 pounds medium okra, cut lengthwise into thin strips
2 shallots, minced
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon garam masala
Ground red pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


1. Dice tomatoes. Stir together lime juice and next 2 ingredients until blended.

2. Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Fry okra, in batches, 7 to 10 minutes or until crispy and deep golden brown; drain on paper towels.

3. Toss together shallots, next 2 ingredients, okra, tomatoes, 3 Tbsp. lime juice mixture, and red pepper to taste in a large bowl. Sprinkle with mint and cilantro. Serve with Yogurt Sauce and remaining lime juice mixture.

Vishwesh Bhatt,

Snackbar, Oxford, MS,

Southern Living

July 2013
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