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Okra is a classic Southern vegetable - fried, chopped in gumbo or pickled in a Bloody Mary. Try one of our okra recipes and get your Southern on!

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By LRay

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (3 Votes)
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Servings 1

  • 1 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 wooden skewers, soaked in water
  • 1 pound fresh okra pods
  • 1 –2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 lemon for juicing
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chile flakes
  • 1 cup roasted, coarsely chopped peanuts
  • 3 –4 tablespoons chopped mint leaves

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The Local Palate, August 2015, page 94

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1. Use a meat mallet to smash okra, starting at tip of pod and working toward stem end

  • 1 pound fresh okra
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups fine yellow cornmeal
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Canola oil
4.3/5 (6 Votes)

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Virginia Willis, Adapted from Okra, published by The University of North Carolina Press

  • 1/2 pound fresh okra, halved lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pt. grape tomatoes
  • 1 pound peeled, large raw shrimp, deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Fried okra is sometimes called Southern popcorn because when you start eating it, you just can’t stop

  • BREADING:
  • oil for frying
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound fresh okra, both ends trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup white cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Oil for frying
  • Green Onion Aioli:
  • 4 tablespoons green onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
4.6/5 (28 Votes)

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Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 serrano chile, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped peeled ginger
  • 1 pound fresh okra, halved lengthwise, quartered if large
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedges (for serving)
4/5 (6 Votes)

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

  • 4 recipe makes 4 servings
  • 10 10 1/4 pods okra, sliced in 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1 1 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 1/4 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 1/4 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 1/2 1/2 cup vegetable oil
4.6/5 (39 Votes)

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Sautéeing okra over high heat with spices brings out its essential grassy flavor

  • 1 pound okra
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable or grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 to 3 hot chiles, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • Sea salt
  • Lemon juice
5/5 (6 Votes)

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Cook bacon in a Dutch oven until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings

  • 3 bacon slices
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen sliced okra
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen onion seasoning blend
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice (optional)
5/5 (3 Votes)

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* 1. Heat oil in heavy skillet, just enough to cover the bottom of the skillet good

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen okra cut in circles
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil for frying
5/5 (3 Votes)

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I usually just toss whole okra with a little olive oil and salt, but came across this recipe that is amazingly tast...

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or herb salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 1/2 lbs. okra, rinsed and patted dry
  • Lime, cut into wedges
5/5 (2 Votes)

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One of my favorites. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!!! Did I say I love it

  • 1 1/2 pounds breaded frozen okra
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 bunch green onions, diced
  • 6 sliced bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
5/5 (1 Votes)

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serves 4

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb okra, sliced
  • 2 T bacon drippings
  • 3 1/2 chopped tomatoes (4)
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig thyme
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Set oven at 450. Toss okra with olive oil, salt and pepper

  • 1 lb. fresh okra trimmed
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Season the shrimp with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste and set aside

  • 2 pounds medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds chopped okra
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 12 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
5/5 (1 Votes)

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For the sauce: 1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl

  • For the sauce:
  • Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced flat leaf parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • For the okra:
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 pound okra, stem end trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup corn meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Canola oil
5/5 (1 Votes)

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