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Fried Okra

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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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Ingredients

  • 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

Details

Servings 10
Preparation time 40mins
Cooking time 60mins

Preparation

Step 1

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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