Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fried Okra Recipe

The response to my recipes has simply been phenomenal!  By popular demand I feel I need to add another.  I just picked some of my okra this evening and fried it up.  Okra is very easy to grow, has a pretty yellow flower, and is a huge producer.

  • buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • shortening - enough to fill a frying pan 1/2 full
Combine the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Cut about 10 pods of okra into 1/2 inch thick slices
soak the okra pieces in buttermilk for about 10 minutes.  While the okra is soaking, heat the shortening to 350F.  Dredge the okra pieces in the cornmeal mixture and place them carefully in the hot shortening.  Cook until they are golden brown and then drain on a towel.  Be sure to let them cool a bit before you pop them in your mouth.

1 comment:

  1. Sell it any way you want. Not touching the hairy okra....