Southern Fried Okra Recipe

Authormanar
DifficultyBeginnerCategory
Yields1 Serving
 Fresh whole okra, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
 1 cup cornmeal
 1 cup all-purpose flour (divided)
 1 cup buttermilk (or whole milk with 1 tablespoon white vinegar)
 1 egg
 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (plus extra for sprinkling)
 1 teaspoon black pepper (plus extra for sprinkling)
 1/2 teaspoon paprika
 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
 Oil for frying
1

Hey folks! Today, we're making a Southern classic—fried okra. This recipe brings back fond memories of picking up fried okra . Ready to get in the kitchen? Let's go!

Ingredients:
Okra:
Fresh whole okra, cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
1 cup cornmeal.
1 cup all-purpose flour (divided).
1 cup buttermilk (or whole milk with 1 tablespoon white vinegar).
1 egg.
1 teaspoon seasoned salt (plus extra for sprinkling).
1 teaspoon black pepper (plus extra for sprinkling).
1/2 teaspoon paprika.
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
1/2 teaspoon onion powder.
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce.
Oil for frying.

2

Instructions:
Prepare the Flour Mixture:
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of cornmeal, 1/2 cup of flour, seasoned salt, black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Mix well and set aside.

3

Prepare the Okra:
Rinse the okra and pat dry.
Cut off the tops and bottoms, then slice into 1/2-inch pieces.
Lightly coat the okra with the remaining 1/2 cup of flour, seasoned salt, and black pepper.
Toss the okra to ensure even coating.

4

Make the Egg Wash:
In another bowl, mix buttermilk, egg, and Tabasco sauce.
Whisk until well combined.

Coat the Okra:
Submerge the floured okra pieces in the egg wash.
Let them sit for 10-15 minutes to soak up the mixture.

5

Heat the Oil:
Preheat oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 350°F (175°C).

Bread the Okra:
Remove the okra from the egg wash, shaking off any excess liquid.
Toss the okra pieces in the flour mixture until well coated.
Place the coated okra on a wire rack while you finish breading the rest.

Fry the Okra:
Carefully place the okra pieces into the hot oil in small batches (10-15 pieces at a time) to avoid overcrowding.
Fry for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
Remove the fried okra with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack or paper towels.

6

Serve:
Garnish with a little parsley for color.
Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce or hot sauce.
Enjoy your Southern Fried Okra! Let me know what you think in the comments below. If you like this recipe, don't forget to like. Happy cooking!

Ingredients

 Fresh whole okra, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
 1 cup cornmeal
 1 cup all-purpose flour (divided)
 1 cup buttermilk (or whole milk with 1 tablespoon white vinegar)
 1 egg
 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (plus extra for sprinkling)
 1 teaspoon black pepper (plus extra for sprinkling)
 1/2 teaspoon paprika
 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
 Oil for frying

Directions

1

Hey folks! Today, we're making a Southern classic—fried okra. This recipe brings back fond memories of picking up fried okra . Ready to get in the kitchen? Let's go!

Ingredients:
Okra:
Fresh whole okra, cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
1 cup cornmeal.
1 cup all-purpose flour (divided).
1 cup buttermilk (or whole milk with 1 tablespoon white vinegar).
1 egg.
1 teaspoon seasoned salt (plus extra for sprinkling).
1 teaspoon black pepper (plus extra for sprinkling).
1/2 teaspoon paprika.
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
1/2 teaspoon onion powder.
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce.
Oil for frying.

2

Instructions:
Prepare the Flour Mixture:
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of cornmeal, 1/2 cup of flour, seasoned salt, black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Mix well and set aside.

3

Prepare the Okra:
Rinse the okra and pat dry.
Cut off the tops and bottoms, then slice into 1/2-inch pieces.
Lightly coat the okra with the remaining 1/2 cup of flour, seasoned salt, and black pepper.
Toss the okra to ensure even coating.

4

Make the Egg Wash:
In another bowl, mix buttermilk, egg, and Tabasco sauce.
Whisk until well combined.

Coat the Okra:
Submerge the floured okra pieces in the egg wash.
Let them sit for 10-15 minutes to soak up the mixture.

5

Heat the Oil:
Preheat oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 350°F (175°C).

Bread the Okra:
Remove the okra from the egg wash, shaking off any excess liquid.
Toss the okra pieces in the flour mixture until well coated.
Place the coated okra on a wire rack while you finish breading the rest.

Fry the Okra:
Carefully place the okra pieces into the hot oil in small batches (10-15 pieces at a time) to avoid overcrowding.
Fry for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
Remove the fried okra with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack or paper towels.

6

Serve:
Garnish with a little parsley for color.
Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce or hot sauce.
Enjoy your Southern Fried Okra! Let me know what you think in the comments below. If you like this recipe, don't forget to like. Happy cooking!

Southern Fried Okra Recipe

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