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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!

Recipe by Southern Living July 1997

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
40 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

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

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

  • 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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