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Southern Fried Okra

 Southern Fried Okra
NOTHING beats a batch of okra, fresh from the garden. Golden brown, with a little fresh green color showing through, these okra nuggets are crunchy and flavorful. My sons like to dip the fried okra in ketchup.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh or frozen okra, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic herb seasoning blend
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Additional salt and pepper, optional

Directions

  • Pat okra dry with paper towels. Place buttermilk in a shallow bowl.
  • In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, salt,
  • seasoning blend and pepper. Dip okra in buttermilk, then roll in
  • cornmeal mixture.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 in. of oil to
  • 375°. Fry okra, a few pieces at a time, for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2
  • minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper if desired. Yield: 2
  • servings.