Southern Crispy Fried Okra
Southern Crispy Fried Okra is a quick, simple way to start your summer off right. A blend of corn meal and flour seasoned to perfection, coupled with egg, creates a batter for okra that makes a crunch you will not forget. Author: Dene’ V. Alexander © 2017 Biscuits & Savvy
Servings Prep Time
4-6 10Minutes
Cook Time
10Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 10Minutes
Cook Time
10Minutes
Instructions
  1. Rinse okra, then trim ends and stems. Cut okra in to 1/4 inch pieces, set aside. Note: frozen, non-battered, okra can be used for this recipe; however, fresh will always be the best.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, corn meal, salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder together until well combined.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, beat eggs with water.
  4. Heat 1/4 cup of canola oil in a skillet, preferably iron, set to medium-high.
  5. While oil is heating, toss okra in the corn meal batter, then dip in the egg mixture and back in the corn meal batter. While oil is heating, toss okra in the corn meal batter, then dip in the egg mixture and back in the corn meal batter.
  6. Place coated okra on sheet pan and continue to coat remaining okra pieces. Toss a small pinch of batter in the oil to test if it’s ready.
  7. If ready, carefully place battered okra in the hot grease, taking care not to crowd the skillet. Cook in batches if necessary.
  8. Once okra is golden brown, about 3-4 minutes, using a slotted spoon, remove to a plate lined with paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and serve.
Recipe Notes

Author: Dene’ V. Alexander
© 2017 Biscuits & Savvy

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