Wk 46 – Fried Okra

Fried Okra

  • Peanut Oil for frying
  • 2 pounds fresh okra, stem ends removed and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup stone-ground cornmeal
  • 4 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

In a large dutch oven, pour oil to a depth of 2.5 inches.  Heat oil until a candy or frying thermometer registers 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine okra and buttermilk; let stand for 15 minutes.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, seasoned salt, and cornstarch.

Working in batches, drain okra, and dredge in flour mixture.  Using a spider skimmer or long-handled slotted spoon, lower okra into hot oil; fry for about 4 minutes or until golden brown.

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