Southern Fried Okra
Stephanie @ Plain Chicken
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
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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 375ºF. Fry okra in batches until golden brown, about 4 minutes.
I like to buy small okra pods and slice them fairly thin. This is just my personal preference.
You can use regular or self-rising cornmeal.
To make homemade buttermilk, combine 1 cup milk with 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes or until it starts to curdle and thicken.
If you don't have a Dutch oven, you can use a cast-iron skillet or any other deep skillet.
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