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Fried Okra

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars

"A simple Southern classic! Okra is dredged in seasoned cornmeal, then fried until golden."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 394 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a small bowl, soak okra in egg for 5 to 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge okra in the cornmeal mixture, coating evenly. Carefully place okra in hot oil; stir continuously. Reduce heat to medium when okra first starts to brown, and cook until golden. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 394 calories; 29.2 g fat; 29 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g protein; 46 mg cholesterol; 167 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Using this recipe with some minor modifications allowed me to prepare better fried okra than my mom! Instead of plain cornmeal I used a pre-mixed cornmeal, four, salt mixture. I also added a ...

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Good ... but, people, keep in mind: This is fried okra, NOT batter-dipped okra. Some of the breading WILL fall off when you are cooking it ... that is part of the dish, however, the "crunchies" ...

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Using this recipe with some minor modifications allowed me to prepare better fried okra than my mom! Instead of plain cornmeal I used a pre-mixed cornmeal, four, salt mixture. I also added a ...

This was good,I'm not a huge fan of cornmeal though,it's too gritty,I found that a combo of 3/4 flour and a 1/4 cup cornmeal works just fine,also I soak mine in milk instead of egg,the eggs much...

Oh my goodness, this was the best ever! It turned out perfectly. It was my first time making fried okra, so I paid close attention to the prior reviews and this is what I did.....I used frozen...

I used Jiffy cornbread, gave the okra a touch of sweetness, my family asks for it all the time-Great hit at my house

This is almost the way I make my okra when I have to batter it myself. I like to cook it with drippings from pork chops or bacon grease too. I always cut up peeled potatoes fairly small and fry...

This is the first year that I have grown okra in my garden, so of course a good "fried okra recipe" was a must. I was not disappointed! Though simple, this recipe was delicious, even better th...

Quick and easy!! I was out of cornmeal, so I used 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup breadcrumbs in its place. Plus I added a little bit of grated parmesan cheese, it was very good and I did not notice...

Oh my goodness! This is as good as you can get in any restaurant. I was a little worried because the egg coupled with the okra's natural "stickiness" made sort of an ooey-gooey mess when I tri...

This is VERY good, My family & grandkids LOVE fried Okra, they like this one better than some of the other ones that I have used, I to Grew up in the south. My mother always grew Okra, I have ea...