Fried Okra with Cornmeal Coating

Fried Okra
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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Ratings (8)

For a spicier coating, I like to jazz up the seasoned flour with a dash of cayenne and a little Cajun or Creole seasoning.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh okra pods
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying (or shortening, part bacon drippings if possible)

How to Make It

  1. Wash okra; cut off tips and stem ends. Cut pods into 1/4-inch slices.
  2. Sprinkle the sliced okra with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine the cornmeal and flour in a wide, shallow bowl or pie plate; roll the sliced okra in mixture.
  4. Heat about 4 to 5 tablespoons of oil or shortening in a deep skillet or sauté pan.
  5. Sauté the okra in the hot fat until golden brown.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 136
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 246 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)