Southern Fried Okra


  • 1 lb fresh okra, cut into pieces 
  • 2 -3 cups cornmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups buttermilk (regular or lowfat milk is fine, too)
  • salt and pepper
  • oil

  1. In a big bowl beat egg with a fork, pour milk in and combine. Pour the cornmeal in another big bowl.
  2. Pour enough oil in a big skillet, halfway up, or you can use a deep fryer. Set heat to Medium-high.
  3. Put some okra pieces in milk mixture and then coat in cornmeal batter. Fry in skillet 10-15 min, occasionally turning/stirring them around. They are done when crispy and golden brown but not black!
  4. Drain on paper towel lined plate. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  5. Repeat with rest of okra till all gone.

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