It's easy to learn how to make fried okra. Fresh, sliced okra is dipped in a mixture of eggs, milk, and hot sauce, then dredged in cornmeal and fried to golden brown.
Servings 4 people
- 2 eggs well beaten
- 2-3 dashes hot sauce
- 1/3 cup milk
- 3 cups sliced okra
- 2-3 cups self-rising white cornmeal
- Vegetable oil for frying
Combine combine eggs, hot sauce, and milk in a large bowl.
Pour cornmeal into a separate bowl.
Coat sliced okra in the egg mixture, then coat with cornmeal.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Add okra, frying in batches, until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes.
Drain on paper towels. Season with additional salt if desired.
Storage: Fried okra should be placed in an airtight container or plastic freezer bag within two hours. Store in the refrigerator and consume within four days.
Reheating: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place fried okra in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes until heated through.
Freezing: I do not recommend freezing this recipe. Okra becomes watery and the texture changes after freezing and thawing.
Serving: 1cup | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 0.8g