|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 2 to 4|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||25%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8%|
|Total Carbohydrate 24g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||15%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 18mg||92%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This Southern deep-fried okra recipe with cornmeal is seasoned with salt and pepper, then served browned and crisp. It makes a perfect side dish for any meal.
Add about 2 to 3 inches of oil to a deep heavy skillet or Dutch oven. Don't fill the pan more than halfway. Attach a deep-fry thermometer and heat to 350 F. Alternatively, you may use an electric deep-fryer.
In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, and 1 teaspoon of salt.
Pour the buttermilk or milk into another bowl.
Dip the okra pieces in the buttermilk and then roll in the flour coating mixture.
Working in batches, lower the coated okra pieces into the hot oil.
Cook the okra until golden brown.
Using a metal slotted spoon, remove the okra to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
Serve hot or place in a pan and keep warm in a preheated 200 F oven while you fry subsequent batches.
- Use a seasoned salt blend in place of the salt in the cornmeal mixture.
- Add a dash of cayenne pepper to the cornmeal mixture.