Southern Style Fried Okra

Southern Style Fried Okra

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Craig B 2

"The ingredients used in this recipe come together to make a very tasty version of fried okra. It doesn't have a lot of ingredients, takes no time to prepare and cook, and is quite simple."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 236 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 489 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place vegetables in a colander, rinse with cold water, and transfer to a large mixing bowl. In this next step, use your best judgement. Add enough corn meal to coat all of the vegetables in the bowl. Toss lightly till vegetables are coated with corn meal, adding more corn meal if necessary.
  2. In a large frying pan, pour in oil to cover bottom of the pan; place pan over medium to medium-high heat. Heat oil until hot but not smoking. To test if oil is ready, wet your fingers with some water and flick water into oil. If the oil sizzles immediately, it is ready to cook.
  3. Spoon out vegetables into frying pan in a single layer. When vegetables turn golden brown on bottom, flip them over, and continue cooking until browned on the other side. Transfer to a bowl lined with paper towels to drain oil. Repeat process till all vegetables are cooked.

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  • Editor's Notes:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most helpful positive review

This is an awesome recipe for fried okra. I have also made this without the potatoes and it is just as good. Something about the okra being fried in the cornmeal that really sets it off. I have ...

Most helpful critical review

I did not care for this recipe. Nothing at all like fried okra is supposed to be. Jiffy and other such mixes are sweet. For good fried okra, skip the mixes and just use cornmeal.

This is an awesome recipe for fried okra. I have also made this without the potatoes and it is just as good. Something about the okra being fried in the cornmeal that really sets it off. I have ...

Tasty spin on an old favorite. The onions really give a lovely sweetness. I, too, used a mixture of flour and cornmeal, and it turned out fine. Added a bit of salt and pepper. Grew all my ing...

My Grandma always made just plain fried okra, which was amazing! I never knew her recipe, so I decided to search for one. This is a very good recipe! I really recommend trying it WITH the pot...

Love this! Although I use about half as much onion as called for in any recipe, then add black pepper for extra spice. If you add some sausage, this makes a great one dish meal. I've also used...

I did not care for this recipe. Nothing at all like fried okra is supposed to be. Jiffy and other such mixes are sweet. For good fried okra, skip the mixes and just use cornmeal.

I did this with only okra... I think you can make the pieces bigger than a quarter inch. I used Jiffy mix, and rinsed the okra just before coating it so the corn mix stuck well. Instead of putti...

mixer didn't stick to the okra turned my oil into a sludgy mess

Definitely a keeper! First time cooking okra and now I have high expectations. I cut the potatoes smaller, like 1/2" pieces and added salt, pepper and paprika.

Thank you for taking the time to type this up. This is my husband's favorite summertime meal. I think you have be from the South to really appreciate fried taters & okra.