Southern Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra

Vickie’s Southern Fried Okra
One of Gary’s favorite southern foods is fried okra. He says it’s like eating popcorn and you just can’t get enough of it.

I make it for him about three or four times a year. For his birthday, our anniversary and on holidays.

Preparation time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 cups of fresh or frozen okra (thawed)
  • ½ cup Flour
  • ½ cup Corn Meal
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn pepper
  • ½ stick of butter or margarine

Directions:

  • Combine flour, corn meal, salt and pepper in a gallon size zip lock bag. Close and shake to mix ingredients.
  • Prepare the okra:
    • If you’re using fresh okra, wash it and cut into ½ inch slices.
      – Don’t dry it, allow it to stay wet.
    • If you’re using frozen okra, drain any excess water.
  • Place the wet okra into the zip lock bag. Close and shake well to fully coat the vegetables with the flour mix.
  • Place the bag in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
    – After the 15 minute wait, remove the bag and shake the mixture again.
    – Repeat this step for about 1 hour, replacing the closed bag back into the fridge each time.
  • When ready, melt the butter in a medium-sized skillet on medium heat.
  • Melt the butter until it’s bubbling.
    – Don’t burn the butter!
  • Retrieve the zip lock bag from the fridge. Using your hand, lift the okra out of the flour, gently shaking your hand inside the bag to remove excess flour.
  • Place the okra in the melted butter.  Gently turn the okra pieces to ensure they’re coated with butter.
  • Cook until covering is golden brown, or to the desired crispness.
  • Remove okra from the skillet with a large serving fork to help drain the excess butter and serve.

Alternatives:

  • You can use any desired amount of salt/pepper. What’s provided here is just a guideline.
  • Also consider adding a small ½ tblspn of onion powder to add an additional flavor to the mix.

Serving Instructions:

  • Serve hot.

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