Southern Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra – only 3 ingredients to make this delicious veggie! My FAVORITE vegetable! Okra, buttermilk and self-rising cornmeal. Fry up in under 5 minutes! #friedokra #southernvegetables

Southern Fried Okra - only 3 ingredients to make this delicious veggie! My FAVORITE vegetable!

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Fried okra is my all-time favorite vegetable. It is the only green vegetable that I get excited about eating. I can eat a ton of it. I prefer to make it at home as opposed to eating it out. Most restaurants just fry frozen okra. It has the stems and tips in it, and I hate it when I accidentally eat those pieces. Yuck!

I like to buy the small okra pods and slice them fairly thin. Most of the time I just slice it and toss it in cornmeal. This time I decided to soak the okra in buttermilk and then toss it in cornmeal. It was like little cornbread nuggets with yummy okra inside. It was absolutely delicious!

Southern Fried Okra - only 3 ingredients to make this delicious veggie! My FAVORITE vegetable!

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southern fried okra

Southern Fried Okra

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Southern Fried Okra – only 3 ingredients to make this delicious veggie! My FAVORITE vegetable! Okra, buttermilk and self-rising cornmeal. Fry up in under 5 minutes! #friedokra #southernvegetables

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb okra
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • oil

Instructions:

  • Rinse okra and slice. Discard stems and tips. Pour buttermilk over sliced okra; cover and chill 30 minutes.
  • Remove okra from buttermilk. Dredge okra in cornmeal.
  • Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a Dutch oven or large skillet. Heat oil to 375┬║F. Fry okra in batches until golden brown, about 4 minutes.

Steph

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  1. When we had a garden, sometimes I would fry okra, squash together when there wasn't enough of one vegetable. I've even thrown in a chunked green tomato and potato.

  2. same way I fry mine..only I cant get the fresh okra fear round, so as you can guess–have to use frozen(only after I pick out the ends and tips)but fresh is always better–always make extra large batch–the wife also likes it cold.

  3. West coast gal here. Does the cornmeal/buttermilk cut the slime factor? I love okra, but any little bit of slime and I'm off my feed immediately. I see Judy soaks hers in salt water. Does that reduce the slime? Help me out here, I want to eat more okra but I struggle with the slime!

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