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.