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Sharlene J McKee 10

You can also fry up green or red tomatoes with this recipe but make sure the red tomatoes are not over ripe or they will be mushy. Serve this okra or tomato dish outside with a glass of iced tea one summer night and enjoy the sunset with someone you love.

Modified from: Best Fried Green Tomatoes

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  1. 1. Whisk eggs and milk together in a medium-size bowl. Scoop flour onto a plate. Mix cornmeal, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper on another plate.
  2. 2. Dip okra into the flour to coat.
  3. 3. Then dip the okra into milk and egg mixture.
  4. 4. Dredge in breadcrumbs to completely coat.
  5. 5. Allow the okra to rest for at least ten minutes.
  6. 6. In a large skillet, pour vegetable oil (enough so that there is ½ inch of oil in the pan) and heat over a medium heat. Place okra into the frying pan in batches depending on the size of your skillet. Do not crowd the okra; they should not touch each other.
  7. 7. When the okra browns, flip and fry them on the other side. Drain them on paper towels.
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