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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Fried Okra ==== One of my MIL favorites

  • 3 large handfuls of fresh okra, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup corn meal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk, enough to make the batter wet & sticky, but not runny
A cast iron skillet is perfect for frying of okra. Heat the skillet up to medium high heat. Use enough oil to cover bottom of the pan. 
Mix all the ingredients except for okra to make a batter. Use the batter on the okra. Spoon battered okra into the hot skillet. Fry for about 4 minutes and then turn. The good thing about cast iron cooking is that the heat stays constant. Constantly stir okra so it does not burn. You may want to use medium heat when cooking. When the okra is golden brown move to a plate that has been paper towel lined. Continue the process to fry all of the okra.

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