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    Southern Fried Okra

    Source of Recipe


    Recipe Introduction

    6 servings
    45 minutes
    (15 min prep, 30 min cooking)

    List of Ingredients

    2 lbs okra, well rinsed
    1 egg, beaten
    2 teaspoons water
    2 cups buttermilk
    4 teaspoons salt
    1 teaspoon cayenne
    2 cups flour
    2 cups smashed saltine crackers (cornmeal size
    black peppe
    4 cups vegetable oil


    Cut the stems off and slice okrs 1/4 inch thick.
    In a large bowl mix together the egg, water, buttermilk and 2 t. salt.
    Add okra.
    In another bowl mix together the flour, cracker crumbs, remaining salt and the cayenne and black pepper.
    Remove okra with a slotted spoon and add to flour mixture,
    toss and remove to a rack to shake off excess flour.
    Heat the oil to 350.
    Add the okra by spoonfulls and fry to golden brown.
    Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
    Keep warm while you fry remaining okra.




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