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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. simplylakita.com #BHMPotluck #friedokra
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Fried Okra

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried okra
Servings: 6
Calories: 195kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh okra
  • 1 cup self-rising cornmeal
  • ½ cup self-rising flour

salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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