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Okra Fried


A simple Southern classic! Okra is dredged in seasoned cornmeal, then fried until golden." - Linda Martin

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  • 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


Preparation time 10mins
Adapted from


Step 1

1.In a small bowl, soak okra in egg for 5 to 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, salt, and pepper.

2.Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dredge okra in the cornmeal mixture, coating evenly. Carefully place okra in hot oil; stir continuously. Reduce heat to medium when okra first starts to brown, and cook until golden. Drain on paper towels.

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