Fried Okra

This Fried Okra recipe was made southern style- dipped in buttermilk,
coated in flour and cornmeal and fried until crispy.

 

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Fried okra is one of those southern side dishes that are a must. Of course it may be easier to just to place a side order at a restaurant, but why do that when you can make it at home?

I’m sure that you have most of the ingredients in your pantry and you don’t even need fresh okra for this recipe.

Since we are using frozen okra, it is something you can always have on hand in your freezer so that you can make this recipe anytime!

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You will need:

  • Frozen Okra: A 12 ounce bag of okra, fully thawed.
  • Buttermilk: For coating the okra before adding it into the dry mixture.
  • Flour and Cornstarch: For the okra breading.
  • Salt: To season the okra
  • Vegetable oil

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Steps to make this recipe:

First, completely thaw the okra and pour off any residual liquid. Pour the buttermilk over the okra and fully coat each piece in the buttermilk. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal and salt.

Next, using a strainer spoon, pick up a few pieces of okra at a time, shaking off any extra buttermilk and then place them in the dry mixture. Using your fingers or a separate strainer spoon, coat the okra in the dry mixture.

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After the okra is well coated, remove it from the dry mixture using the strainer spoon and place it on a plate. Complete the process until all of the okra is coated. Prepare the okra for frying in two to three batches.

Next, add two to three inches of vegetable oil to a frying pan and heat to medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the okra to the pan in large spoon fulls and fry until golden brown, three to five minutes.

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Fried Okra

The okra will begin to clump while frying. Use your spoon to separate the okra during the frying process. Once the okra is brown, remove it from the pan and transfer it to a paper towel covered dish to soak up the extra oil.

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This is a good time to go ahead and taste your okra. Only one teaspoon of salt was used to make this recipe, but you may need additional salt depending on your taste. If you are going to add additional seasoning, go ahead and add it while the okra is hot.

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And I’ll also let you in on a little secret. If you have any leftover okra, to reheat it, fry it for about one minute, just long enough for it to heat it. I promise it won’t taste like leftovers!

 

You may also enjoy:

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Dutch Oven Fried Chicken Wings

Jalapeno Hot Water Cornbread

 

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Fried Okra
This Fried Okra recipe was made southern style- dipped in buttermilk, coated in flour and cornmeal and fried until crispy.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried okra, okra recipe, southern fried okra
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 12 oz of fried okra
  • 1/4 c of cornmeal
  • 1/4 c of all purpose
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • vegetable oil

Instructions

  • First, completely thaw the okra and pour off any residual liquid.
  • Pour the buttermilk over the okra and fully coat each piece in the buttermilk.
  • In a separate bowl mix the flour, cornmeal and salt. 
  • Next, using a strainer spoon, pick up a few pieces of okra at a time, shaking off any extra buttermilk and then place them in the dry mixture.
  • Then, using your fingers or a separate strainer spoon, coat the okra in the dry mixture. 
  • Once the okra is well coated it, remove it from the dry mixture using the strainer spoon and place it on a plate. Prepare the okra for frying in two to three batches. 
  • Add two to three inches of vegetable oil to a frying pan and heat to medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the okra to the pan in large spoon fulls and fry until golden brown, three to five minutes.
  • Use your spoon to separate the okra during the frying process.
  • Once the okra is brown, remove it from the pan and place on a paper towel covered dish to soak up any residual oil. 
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