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A fried okra recipe

October 5th, 2005

[Okra pods]


  • 1 pound fresh okra
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour, 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil

Fried okra is part of the official Oklahoma State meal. There are many fried okra recipes, I found this one in the Cook’s recipes site.

  1. Wash and slice okra into 1/2 inch thick rounds; pat dry with paper towels;
  2. Combine eggs and buttermilk; add okra, and let stand for 10 minutes;
  3. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and pepper;
  4. Drain okra, small portions at a time, using a slotted spoon;
  5. Dredge okra, small portions at a time, in flour mixture;
  6. Fry in 2 to 3 inches of oil at 375*F (190*C), until golden brown;
  7. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

An even simpler variant requires just to mix cut okra with flour mixture to coat, then fry in 1/2 to 3/4 inch of oil until golden brown.

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  1. Karl
    July 24th, 2006 at 23:09 | #116

    I’m an OKIE living in N Va. now and started raising okra this year and it is doing well, first cut today. Thanks Karl

  2. July 25th, 2006 at 22:11 | #115

    Hi Karl,
    I’m sure your homegrown okra is delicious, also in Virginia! Keep up the good traditions! Cheers

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