Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fried Okra

I love okra. It's incredible for being a slimy seed pod, don't you think? I made deep fried okra for the first time past night and I was incredibly pleased with the result.

What you need:
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup flour
1 cup yellow corn 
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups okra, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup oil for frying
Large skillet
Large bowl lined with paper towels

Preheat your oil to 375 degrees.

Soak the okra in the buttermilk. 

In a large ziplock bag mix the flour, corn meal, pepper and garlic. Drain any excess buttermilk and put the buttermilk coated okra into the breading mixture. Shake well until all the okra is coated in the breading.

Pour the whole bag out into a pasta strainer over your garbage can to shake off any excess breading. 

Dump all the okra into your oil. Cook for about four minutes on each side, or until golden brown. 

Remove the okra from the oil with the spider and place them in the paper towel lined bowl to drained. Salt immediately.

There you have it! Another great dish from my kitchen to your table!