Fried Okra

Fried okra is sometimes called Southern popcorn because when you start eating it, you just can’t stop. The pop-able morsels are the perfect way to sneak vegetables into your children's mouth or just make them as a fun alternative to any snack-time treat. This recipe makes a great side dish or an appetizer for any occasion.

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Crispy fried okra with a crunchy cornmeal coating.

PREP TIME

40

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

PREP TIME

40

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

Ingredients

  • 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

  • BREADING:

  • 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

Directions

Heat oil to 360°F. Whisk together the egg yolks, milk, hot sauce, 2 tablespoons Kosher salt, and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper. Place cut okra into the egg wash, mixing it up a bit to cover. Let stand 15 minutes. In the meantime, combine the cornmeal, corn flour, 2 tablespoons Kosher salt, cayenne pepper and garlic powder in a brown paper bag. Shake well. Take 1/3 of the okra out of the egg wash and place into the paper bag, shake well to coat. Do this in 2 more times for even coating. Fry okra in batches until golden brown. Overcrowding the pan will make the fried okra greasy. Drain and remove the okra to a paper towel lined plate. Season with Kosher salt immediately after removal. Serve with Green Onion Aioli GREEN ONION AIOLI: Combine the green onions, garlic, egg, lemon juice, and salt in the work bowl of a food processor. Puree well until the mixture is green. With the motor running on low speed, slowly drizzle in the oil until the mixture is thick.

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