Spicy Southern-Fried Okra

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This is a great way to use summer vegetables, including green tomatoes. If you want to be truly authentic, use an iron skillet!

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound okra, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 large green tomato, diced

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Combine okra, onion, green tomato, jalapeno pepper, and garlic in a large bowl. Whisk milk, eggs, salt, and black pepper together in a separate bowl; pour over vegetables and toss to coat. Gradually add cornmeal to vegetable mixture until liquid is absorbed and ingredients are moist and evenly mixed.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; spoon batter into skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Fry until bottom of fritter is browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Flip fritter and fry until other side is browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Cut into slices to serve.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
4g Fat
28g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 166
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 26mg 129%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 414mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.