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Crispy Fried Okra


2 servings


15 minutes


Fried Okra - one of the best okra recipes ever featuring cut okra coated in cornmeal and flour to make crispy and crunchy okras. A summer favorite!


– 1/2 lb. (0.2 kg) okra – 1/4 cup all-purpose flour – 1/4 cup cornmeal – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika – 3 dashes ground black pepper – 1/4 cup buttermilk – oil, for deep frying

Step 1

Trim off the cap and tip of the okra and cut into small pieces.

Step 2

Combine the flour, cornmeal, salt, smoked paprika and ground black pepper in a bowl. Stir to mix well.

Step 3

Add the buttermilk to a bowl. Work in batches, dip the okra in the buttermilk, then coat the okra with the flour mixture. Make sure the okra is evenly coated.

Step 4

Heat up a sauce pan or frying pan with 2 inches of oil. Deep fry the okra (in batches) until they turn crispy and golden brown in color. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Serve hot with a dipping sauce such as a spicy Ranch dipping sauce (just add Sriracha to it).

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