For those who love the taste of okra, these two recipes offer variation and a great taste
The taste of fried okra is a wonderful comfort sensation for many. It is a taste treat that some love and others hate. Indeed, okra is slimy in its natural and hairy in its natural state, which causes a few interesting responses. It has always been a staple on Southern tables and just a few years ago was a rarity in the north.
Everyone has a favorite fried okra recipe; it can be fried coated in a wet or dry mix and both are equally wonderful. Buttermilk is the preferred liquid, but regular or low-fat milk will yield a perfectly fine result. Do not try these with frozen okra - it's really not the same.
Here are two recipes - one wet, one dry - that will keep your tastebuds wishing for more fried okra.
Fried Okra #1 (dry mix)
1 lb. fresh okra
Rinse okra and remove both ends from each piece. Slice into one-half inch rounds. Place in bowl with cornmeal and mix well. The cornmeal and okra can also be placed in a clean paper sack: shake and pour out into bowl. Heat oil (high or at least 375 degrees) and add okra in enough of a batch to leave plenty of room for rotation. Stir occasionally until lightly browned. Turn out on paper towels and add salt to taste.
Fried Okra #2 (wet mix)
1 lb. fresh okra
Rinse okra and allow
to dry on paper towels. Slice off and discard both ends from each piece.
Slice into one-half inch rounds. Place in buttermilk or milk and let
sit for 10-15 minutes. Drain and add to a bowl filled with cornmeal.
Coat thoroughly. Heat oil and add okra in batches. Turn occasionally
until browned. Turn out on paper towels and add salt to taste.
2005-2006 C.K. Kennedy
Pittsburg, TX 75686
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