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Fried Okra with Buttermilk Herb Sauce

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Ingredients

  • 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

Details

Preparation

Step 1

For the sauce:
1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.
2. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
For the okra:
1. In a medium bowl, pour buttermilk over okra and mix well. Let sit for 15 minutes.
2. Mix flour, corn meal, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish.
3. In a large cast iron skillet, add oil to to about 1/4 inch deep. Heat to approximately 350 degrees or until a pinch of flour/corn meal mixture sizzles when dropped in oil.
4. With a slotted spoon, drain 1/3 of okra and place in flour/corn meal mixture. Toss well, shake off excess and place in oil.
5. Cook for 3-4 minutes, turning a couple of times, until golden brown.
6. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel.
7. Repeat process in two more batches with remaining okra.
8. Serve immediately with buttermilk herb sauce.

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