Fried Okra~

It’s quite simple to make.  I don’t know why I don’t do it more often.  Well, I lied.  I do know.  I always assume it’s more work than it really is.  So, here is Fried Okra in all it’s simple glory.




1 Bag (or 2 or 3) of Frozen Cut Okra now defrosted.  (It helps to use defrosted okra rather than fresh so you can help the coating stick well.)

Pour into a gallon sized zip lock bag…

1/2 cup of cornmeal

1/4 cup of flour  (to be honest, I  just pour some of each  and try to get twice the cornmeal to flour)

A few shakes of salt

A few shakes of pepper.


Zip and shake.


Add the okra.  Zip and shake again.  Lay aside.


In a large skillet with a lid, heat a small layer of oil  (fully covered bottom plus a smidge).  When the oil is hot, scoop the okra out of the ziplock bag with a slotted spoon.    Cook until one side is browned and crispy, turn over.  Keep the pan covered except for the last 5 minutes or so.

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