Fried Okra

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| Southern cuisine

Fried okra means summer in the the southern states of the USA. A quick mid-day meal; a side-dish at the evening meal -- easy to make and always tasty.



  1. Wash and drain a couple of handfuls of fresh okra.
  2. Cut each okra into three or four slices, about 3/4 to one inch long (2-2.5 cm). Discard the stem.
  3. Soak the okra in buttermilk or plain milk, drain, then dredge in seasoned flour & corn meal. A quick way to do this is to put a half cup of flour and a cup of corn meal in a plastic bag, add the spices you like (salt, pepper, cayenne, cumin, thyme, etc), put in the okra and shake.
  4. Let the okra rest a few minutes. If any pieces look soggy, dredge them again in a flour/corn meal mix.
  5. Fry the okra in hot oil until a light to medium brown. They're done in 2-3 minutes.
  6. Drain, and enjoy!