Total Time
30 Mins
Makes 8 cups

A sprinkling of sugar in the cornmeal coating caramelizes as the okra cooks, creating a crisp, golden crust.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together okra and buttermilk in a large bowl. Stir together cornmeal mix and next 3 ingredients in a separate large bowl. Remove okra from buttermilk, in batches, using a slotted spoon. Dredge in cornmeal mixture, and place in a wire-mesh strainer. Shake off excess.

Step 2

Pour oil to depth of 1 inch into a large, deep cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven; heat to 375°. Fry okra, in batches, 4 minutes or until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels.

Ratings & Reviews

Gwen5605's Review

August 01, 2010
I didn't have buttermilk so I used skim milk and it was still delicious! (with fewer calories and fat.) I made this with the Fried Okra Taco recipe and used the okra as croutons for a salad another time. My family loved it!

Shellybellyq's Review

July 18, 2010
This is the best fried okra I have ever eaten. Delicious! Very crisp and wasn't greasy.