Classic Fried Okra dredges fresh cut okra in a seasoned cornmeal and flour mixture before frying in hot oil to form a delicious, crispy, crunchy bite.
- 1 pound fresh okra
- 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
- ½ cup self-rising flour
Clean the okra, dry, and cut into ½-inch pieces removing the tops.
In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, self-rising flour, salt, and pepper until combined.
Add the cut okra to the cornmeal mixture and stir around to coat each piece.
Allow it to sit for a few minutes and stir around again.
When the breading clings to the okra, shake the bowl and the excess mixture will fall to the bottom.
In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
Carefully spoon the okra into the heated oil. Fry until browned all over, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Carefully remove from the oil and drain the fried okra on a paper towel. Serve warm.
Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 17.4mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1.4mg