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Fried Okra

This basic fried okra is a southern favorite. Use fresh okra in this recipe.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 pound okra
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • vegetable oil


Wash okra and drain well. Remove tip and stem end; cut okra into 1/2 inch slices. Sprinkle okra with salt; add buttermilk, stirring until well coated. Let stand at least 15 minutes; then drain okra well. Dredge in corn meal. Deep fry okra in batches in hot oil at 375F until golden brown; drain on paper towels.
Serves 4 to 6.
Recipe from Telephone Pioneers Cookbook - Mississippi Chapter

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